§17-16B-12. Division of tourist trains and transportation; duties.

(a) The division of tourist trains and transportation shall develop a plan to assess the feasibility, financial and otherwise, of establishing a statewide intermodal network of tourist transportation, so as to coordinate, link and supervise the various means of transportation including highway, rail, waterway and air and such plan shall also include, if feasible, the development of a comprehensive strategy and state plan for tourist transportation.

(b) The division shall cooperate and assist the efforts of public and private groups, agencies and political subdivisions in establishing components of the tourist transportation plan.

(c) The division shall specifically work to establish a pilot project for the purpose of creating a tourist train network in the area from Bluefield, West Virginia, to Bramwell, West Virginia, to Matoaka, West Virginia, and to Pocahontas, Virginia.