With some marginal funding for the Virginia Rails to Trails initiative in the bank, much more is going to be needed if the Shore is going to exhaust the old rail line and complete the dream of a multi-use trail running north and south. More than likely it will be a multi-agency endeavor, including towns, counties, as well as state and federal monies.
The Town of Cape Charles has met with VDOT and Canonie Atlantic to talk about how we can crack this nut. Town Manager John Hozey provided this update:
The rails to trails meeting was a brainstorming session between VDOT, their consultant, Canonie Atlantic, and the Town, to review various project options in an effort to try and keep the project design within a scope that has a reasonable chance of staying within current funding resources. Several ideas were shared and discussed, but VDOT and their consultant need to go back and research them in greater detail. It was a productive meeting, but just one of many that will be needed as the project progresses.