A lot of trouble: Could Amtrak parking lot stymie new rail service?
West Main Street restaurant owners and City planning officials aren't the only ones upset about the unwillingness of two local developers to pave the gravel Amtrak parking lot. Now they've raised the ire of Meredith Richards.
"The condition of the parking lot at the West Main Street station has caught the attention of the State Rail Department and Amtrak, and they are concerned about its potential to disrupt their plans to extend the Cardinal service seven days a week," CvilleRail founder and chairman Richards told a group of UVA and County policy makers, reports NBC29.
According to Richards, Amtrak has to present new service request to Congress, outlining the pros and the cons. The gravel parking lot, she said, would definitely be a con.