The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) manages all administrative and fiduciary responsibilities for Virginia’s state-supported passenger rail services, including the current eight daily roundtrip Amtrak Northeast Regional services originating in Roanoke, Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond. VPRA also provides funding to Virginia Railway Express (VRE). Learn more about our programs.
Our signature program, Transforming Rail in Virginia creates a vital connection between the Commonwealth and America’s national rail network. Through strategic partnerships, investments, and capital improvements, we will double Amtrak and increase VRE service over the next decade. VPRA administers all capital expansion projects, infrastructure, and land acquisitions related to this initiative.
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We’re Transforming Rail
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) is responsible for promoting, sustaining, and expanding the availability of passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth. Created in 2020, VPRA administers all capital expansion projects, infrastructure, and land acquisitions related to the Transforming Rail in Virginia Program, which will double Amtrak state-supported service and increase Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service in Virginia over the next decade.
Our mission is to promote, sustain, and expand the availability of passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth.
Our vision is to deliver passenger rail service as an integrated, affordable, convenient travel option that benefits the Commonwealth.