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W.Va. State Rail Authority rolls in on engagement tour


Fayetteville, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Rail Authority proved it wasn’t asleep at the switch on Wednesday. Group representatives made several local “stops” around southern West Virginia to hear from folks who, like the late country legend Johnny Cash, have got a thing about trains.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s State Rail Authority started the first leg of its statewide public engagement tour to discuss the upcoming 2020 State Rail Plan in Raleigh County.

Teams then headed to The Grove in Fayetteville to survey residents about how people use the state’s rail system.

“We’re looking forward to traveling throughout West Virginia and meeting with the public to discuss West Virginia railroads,” said West Virginia State Rail Authority Director Cindy Butler in an emailed statement. “West Virginia has an extensive history with rail and the 2020 State Rail Plan will make recommendations to further improve rail operations in West Virginia.” …

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