: News

Army May Begin Moving Some Virginia Troops By Train

Play associated audio

By Cathy Carter

The Army is considering a plan to transport soldiers by train from Fort Lee to Fort A.P. Hill for training exercises.

Stuart Gregory of Fort Lee's Combined Arms Support Command says if the plan comes to fruition, it would be the first time in more than 40 years that passenger trains were used for U.S. troop movements.

Right now, buses are used to move troops between the two Virginia installations.

Fort Lee, near Petersburg, is about 60 miles south of Fort A.P Hill, in Caroline County near Fredericksburg.

The proposal calls for the Army to buy or lease locomotives and rail cars from the Virginia Railway Express. Amtrak would operate the shuttle.

If the plan goes through, traffic could become less congested. The Army says the train would remove up to 4,000 buses and 320 tractor-trailers from I-95 annually.

NPR

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.
WAMU 88.5

Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

WAMU 88.5

Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

NPR

Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts what older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.