JASE Group dignitaries were selected to ride the first Amtrak train from Norfolk, VA to Washington, D.C. since 1977.

NORFOLK VA & WASHINGTON DC, DECEMBER 12, 2012: Today, JASE Group LLC (jasegroup.com) CEO, Keith Parnell, joined officials and dignitaries from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Norfolk, Amtrak Virginia, Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance, and Virginians for High Speed Rail on the inaugural train ride of the Amtrak Virginia train service connecting Norfolk to Richmond to Washington, D.C. The group boarded the Amtrak Virginia train at the new Amtrak station located at the Harbor Park Multimodal Transportation Center at 4:50 AM.

Among the group of dignitaries to join Mr. Parnell were DRPT Director Thelma Drake, Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones, VHSR President Bill Pantele, and HRPTA President Will Christopher.

Upon arrival to Union Station in Washington, D.C., the group walked to Capitol Hill to meet with The Honorable Scott Rigell Representative VA-2, The Honorable Mark R. Warner Senator VA, and The Honorable Robert C. Scott Representative VA-3 before concluding with Amtrak Senior Director, Frances Bourne.

The day will concluded onboard the Amtrak Virginia train returning to the Harbor Park Multimodal Transportation Center Amtrak Station in Norfolk.


JASE Group LLC is a creative communications agency, brand studio and innovations lab based in Norfolk, VA, founded in 1997. JASE is uniquely focused on digital technologies, and mobile, social and progressive media platforms. JASE’s talented team specializes in leading edge services such as inbound marketing, creative advertising, public relations, and technology, that includes creative advertising campaigns, public relations platforms, brand management solutions, inbound marketing strategies, web design services, and eBusiness solutions. For more information on JASE Group LLC, visit http://jasegroup.com.


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