WNC Rail Corridor meets to discuss restoring passenger service to Asheville (via Twitter)

These Twitter dispatches about today’s WNC Rail Corridor meeting come from Asheville Area Chamber Governmental Relations Manager Jeff Joyce (@avlbizvoice):

• Headed to Black Mountain for a WNC Rail Corridor meeting at Phil’s BBQ. Working to bring passenger rail back to AVL
• WNC Rail Corridor mtg. Group is made up from towns with potential stops, from Salisbury to Avl, including Blk mtn, Valdesse, Conover, Morganton
• NCDOT rail division present. Gave update on stimulus funds applied for. Conover gave update on its new station and grants received
• Report: Norfolk Southern open to passenger rail. Improvements needed on track. Additional funding needed. Tough situation with current economics
• Members of WNC Rail Corridor feel push from Avl City Leadership is key to passenger rail coming back to WNC.
• [Members] hope to engage new city council members to push passenger rail as a priority in AVL. Frustration with lack of interest with current city leaders

— Brian Postelle, staff writer

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