WV Rail Authority wraps up public meetings on rail plan - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WV Rail Authority wraps up public meetings on rail plan

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -

West Virginia officials have wrapped up a series of statewide public meetings on the future of passenger and freight rail service.

The last of 8 meetings took place July 27 in Charles Town.

State Rail Authority executive director Cindy Hunt said the information gathered during the meetings will help the agency develop a plan for the next 20 to 30 years.

Consulting firm CDM Smith is helping the state to develop the plan.

Media outlets report that projects listed in the draft plan include upgrading the Harper's Ferry station to make it handicap accessible and adding a rail spur and station in Hampshire County.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.