I-81 Freight Rail Study and Norfolk Southern Cresent Corridor compared and contrasted in new paper for CTB
Because both are rail intermodal efforts
affecting the I-81 Corridor, there has been public confusion over
what these two projects are and how they differ. In a new paper
prepared for the Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting in Roanoke
on November 7, RAIL Solution details the differences and highlights
some curious ways the new NS direction departs from the vision of
its own CEO, Wick Moorman (2nd item below).
"I-81 Crescent Corridor" Initiative
RAIL Solution has been asked our views on
Norfolk Southern's recently announced "I-81 Crescent Corridor"
initiative. To understand its significance, one has to separate what's
old from what's new.
Norfolk Southern President, Chairman, and
CEO Charles "Wick" Moorman made a major address at Hotel
Roanoke, which he called a "coming out party" for the
railroad's I-81 strategy.
A Multi-State Plan Needs Multi-State Involvement
Solution is reaching out to Tennesseans,
Pennsylvanians, Marylanders, and
“Our neighbors need to know
that the H-1581 process offers opportunity
for significant transport- ation
improvements at less cost to taxpayers,
highway users and our environment
up and down the I-81 Corridor. These
citizens need to be pressing their
transportation planners to gain
access to the intermodal rail planning
RAIL Solution Exec. Dir.
RAIL Solution is a grassroots citizens group promoting railroads
as the safest, cleanest, most efficient, and least costly carriers of
freight and people. Our mission is to introduce our communities and state
decision makers to the speed and advantages that 21st Century rail will
bring to the 1-81 region.
Subscribe to email updates
If you would like to receive updates and action alerts via email, subscribe
to our list-serve
and choose the amount/kind of updates you will receive.
Membership is open to the general public in support of our goals. RAIL
Solution holds regular meetings of the executive and steering committees.
All members are welcome to attend the steering committee meetings.
Please join and help us in our quest to protect our unique, precious resource:
the I-81 Corridor, its town, cities, and environs. Print out the
form below, fill it out and mail it to the address given below. If you
have any questions or concerns please contact: Bob Peckman, Membership
Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Solution Membership Form
! I would like to join RAIL SOLUTION in support of advancing
rail options as opposed to full blown expansion of the I-81 Corridor.
_____ 1 year single membership
$35 _____ 1 year family membership
$ _______ Other
make your check out to "RAIL Solution" and mail to:
David Foster, Executive Director
342 High Street
Salem, VA 24153
June 7th at 10am
CSX's Innovative I-95 Corridor Proposal
Rail: Perpetually Underfunded
Tier 1 EIS
-Overview of DEIS.
-VDOT I-81 Site
-Write to VDOT>
-EIS Process Overview
-Letters to Editor
RAIL Solution's I-81 Transportation Issues & Priorities
Maximize Rail/ Minimize Road Expansion
-VA Gen. Assembly
-Analysis & Reports