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Virginia, North Carolina business representatives, planners discuss HSR's importance to the region


Last week, business community representatives and planners from Virginia and North Carolina met to discuss the importance of implementing higher-speed passenger-rail service in the southern mid-Atlantic region.

In attendance? Representatives from the chambers of commerce serving Hampton Roads, Greater Richmond, Greater Raleigh and Greater Durham, as well as the Hampton Roads Partnership, the Regional Transportation Alliance from North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization and the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission.

“Connecting these three southern mid-Atlantic economic powerhouses with higher-speed rail makes good business sense,” said Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Kim Scheeler in a prepared statement. “Our markets are competitors with the rest of the world and improving our regional connections will position us for further growth.”

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