Va. HSR could generate a surplus of $1 billion a year

07/22/2010 | Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The · WTVR-TV (Richmond, Va.)

High-speed passenger train service between Hampton Roads, Va., and Washington, D.C., could generate a more than $1 billion surplus annually, according to a railroad consultant. The corridor -- which could cost between $3 billion and $6 billion to build -- could lure 4 million riders in 2025. But plans to build high-speed rail in Virginia are likely to move slower than in California or Florida, where work is already under way.

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Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The · WTVR-TV (Richmond, Va.)