Council supports effort to apply for grant for Bedford Amtrak station

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By John Barnhart

    Last Tuesday, Bedford Town Council voted unanimously to support an application by Bedford-Franklin Regional Rail Initiative to apply for a grant to construct a station for an Amtrak rail stop in Bedford.
    According to Town Manager Bart Warner, the action does not obligate the town to spend any money. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors adopted a similar resolution earlier this month.
    Council voted 6-1 to end a hydroelectric purchase agreement to buy power from two dams, which the town does not own, on the James.

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