Study finds passenger rail service would ‘return a positive economic impact’ in Bristol


BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL)- Months after initial findings were released to the public about passenger rail service in Bristol, we now have that final report.

Bristol, Virginia city officials released the findings of that study Friday morning.

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The report was conducted by AECOM, a global consulting and research company.

In summary, the findings were positive, saying that, “restoring daily intercity passenger rail service to the Bristol region would return a positive economic impact.” 

City leaders also acknowledged this study’s completion is just the first step in a much longer process.

Officials said they still need to assess the technical and financial viability of infrastructure and capital investments.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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