|Meredith Richards giving her presentation to potential members of Charlottesville Citizens for Better Rail Alternatives(Michael Testerman)|
The group Charlottesville Citizens for Better Rail Alternatives was created last year to create public demand for an extension of the Virginia Railway Express to Charlottesville. The group is spearheaded by Meredith Richards, a former Charlottesville councilwoman and candidate for Congress. Richards is now the public voice of the group, which hopes to convince the Virginia Railway Express to extend its service all the way to Charlottesville.
Last September Richard gave a public presentation to the group, as well as an interview with Mike Thrift, a Charlottesville man who commutes to D.C. at least once every week.