Mayor Comments on Federal Rail Stimulus Award

Following today's announcement of a $75 million grant award to teh Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement:

"We are excited to see forward movement on the improvements to passenger rail service between Richmond and Washington, DC. The plans to transform America's transportation system will essentially have the effect of transforming our city to the Tier One city we all know it can be. These steps towards high speed rail expansion will help us build a solid foundation for economic competitiveness. Safe and energy efficient transportation choices will attract new employers and young professionals and increase the city's tax base. The critical Richmond to Washington, DC corridor is in line with my vision for Richmond to become a world-class city."