- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) - A series of public meetings on the controversial Ashland section of a federal high-speed rail project is kicking off.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/2qzVI75 ) the Hanover County and Ashland-area committee for the DC2RVA project will meet Monday. It will be the first of six monthly public meetings intended to help come up with a preference on how the Ashland section of the project might look.

DC2RVA would connect Richmond and Washington as one segment of a larger southeast rail project. Three options for the Ashland area route are being considered, and some have drawn vocal concerns from area residents.

Representatives from Ashland, Hanover, Randolph-Macon College, CSX Transportation and the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization are on the committee.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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