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Virginia Railway appoints interim CEO

Posted on June 20, 2012

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) announced the appointment of Richard Dalton as the agency’s acting CEO effective July 1, 2012 due to the pending retirement of current CEO Dale Zehner.

Dalton is a seasoned veteran of rail operations, particularly the technical and mechanical aspects of the industry, with 20 years of experience in the private sector before joining VRE. He joined the agency in 2009 as director, rail equipment and services, and has subsequently brought forth critical strategic thinking that has helped VRE increase its performance to some of the highest levels ever.

Dalton will lead VRE as the organization looks to continue its customer-driven philosophy while maintaining the aggressive growth pattern set forth by Zehner and looks forward to working closely with the board to implement long-term operational plans that are consistent with those goals as outlined in the VRE Strategic Plan, according to a statement.

The Phase 2 Long-Term Strategic Plan, as adopted by the operations board, calls for the commuter rail agency to explore new and innovative ways to expand service into areas such as Gainesville and Haymarket, as well as bringing commuter rail service to Spotsylvania County.  



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