Topic : Virginia Railway Express

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D.C. Metrorail, Va. Railway Express boost state revenues by $600M, study says

Rail| September 6, 2017

The additional 85,000 households and 130,500 jobs that the two rail systems make possible in Northern Virginia generate both sales and income tax revenues that flow to Richmond.

Northern Va. Transportation Commission names new executive director

Management & Operations| November 7, 2016

Kate Mattice will lead an organization that manages more than $200 million annually in state and federal grants for transit services in the Northern Virginia.

Rail| July 14, 2015

Virginia Railway extends Keolis contract for 5 more years

The contract, which also includes providing maintenance for the trains, is valued up to $21 million for the first year.

Rail| May 15, 2015

Virginia Railway, GlobeSherpa rolling out new mobile app

The app, developed by GlobeSherpa, has an animated screen, with an image of the Washington, D.C., skyline and a constantly moving VRE train. The moving image serves as a security measure to keep hackers from using screen shots to mimic the app.

Rail| April 22, 2015

VRE making first service expansion in 23 years

The $3.4 million North Virginia station is the first of several major projects the agency is pursuing as part of its goal to double ridership by 2040. Next month, it will launch a mobile app to give riders the option of purchasing and showing tickets via smartphones, and it will add a train to the Fredericksburg Line this summer.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

Management & Operations| May 28, 2014

Virginia Railway taps GlobeSherpa for mobile ticketing

When the new ticket system launches, customers will be able to purchase and use commuter rail tickets with just a few clicks on their smartphone.
Rail| September 11, 2012

Va. Railway appoints former CapMetro VP to CEO post

Doug Allen is a seasoned veteran of transportation operations with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
Rail| June 20, 2012

Virginia Railway appoints interim CEO

Richard Dalton, who joined the agency in 2009 as director of Rail Equipment and Services, replaces retiring CEO Dale Zehner.
Rail| February 16, 2012

VRE taps Sumitomo for bi-level railcars

The base order is to supply eight cars at a contract price of $21 million and is scheduled to be delivered in 2014. The contract includes an option for VRE to purchase up to an additional 42 cars.
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