Public encouraged to take survey on NRV passenger rail

Members of the Radford University community are encouraged to provide input on the proposed passenger rail service to the New River Valley.

AMTRAK passenger rail is scheduled to begin providing service in Roanoke in 2017, and community leaders are hopeful the Commonwealth of Virginia will support extending the service to the NRV by 2020.

Radford University is a member of the New River Valley Rail 2020 group, which continues to discuss the progress of the initiative. As part of their efforts, the Planning District Commission is gathering information about the travel habits of regional residents, visitors and university students. It has developed a survey to collect information from these groups. The survey results will provide essential information toward helping NRV regional partners understand potential passenger rail use, and ensure that a new station would offer the services that travelers want the most.  

The survey is available online and takes about five minutes to complete. All survey responses are anonymous.

Additional information can be found at the NRV Passenger Rail website or on their Facebook page.

Sep 24, 2015