Sunday, May 5, 2013
The operations board approved a 4 percent fare increase.
Virginia Railway Express riders will pay more beginning July 1. VRE's operations board unanimously approved a 4 percent fare increase to meet the rising costs for its contractors, fuel, and fees to access CSX and Norfolk Southern’s rail lines, officials said. A one-way trip from Fredericksburg to D.C. will cost $11.10 and a monthly pass will cost $305. From Fredericksburg to Alexandria will cost $10.40 for a one-way trip and a monthly pass will cost $287.40. Riders are reminded that tickets must be validated prior to each ride with the exception of five-day passes, which need to be validated for the first ride only and monthly passes do not need to be validated.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Metro is preparing to be the transportation mode of choice.
Virginia Railway Express is not operating on Inauguration Day. "VRE does not historically offer service on Inauguration Day," management said during a Jan. 2 online forum "Let's Talk". VRE said it decided to offer service for the last Inauguration because the DCmetropolitan area shut down most major access points for cars to the city, and crowds for the event were exceptionally large. It is different this time. "As there are more options for people to get to DC that day, and less people are expected to attend, we feel we can revert to not offering service for the inauguration," management said. Jan. 21 is also the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, a traditional no-service day for VRE. Joe from Spotsylvania said in Let's Talk!: "…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Public comment period closes Friday, April 6.
Friday is the last chance for commuters to comment on the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) proposed 3 percent fare increase. If adopted, the increase would take effect the first week of July 2012, to coincide with the start of FY2013. Written comments may be: The PDF attached to this article shows normal and discounted (advance-purchase) fares proposed for the 2013 fiscal year.