It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River. Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.
Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.
Saturday afternoon, June 21st, WMRA is hosting the next Sustainability Summit in Charlottesville. You are invited to join us at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as we begin to craft the future for WMRA. What goals do you think we should pursue... and how can we get there together?