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Woodbridge Elevator Back in Service

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Woodbridge Elevator Back in Service

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The elevator in the Woodbrige parking garage is back in service.

 

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Woodbridge Elevator Outage

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Woodbridge Elevator Outage

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The elevator in the parking garage is out of service. A tech is enrout=
e. We will advise once the issue has been resolved.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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Weekly Newsletter

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Weekly Ne=
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Public =
Hearings Continue

The remaining public hearings to discuss a possible fare increase =
take place:
Thursday, March 22, 2012=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0
Manassas City Hall=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0
7:00 P.M.
City Council Chamber Room, 9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA 22110
Tuesday, March 27, 2012=C2=A0=
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Crystal City Marriott=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0
12:00 P.M.
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Wednesday, March 28, 2012=C2=A0=
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Burke Centre Conservancy=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0
6:00 P.M.
=E2=80=9CThe Commons=E2=80=9D Community Center, 5701 Roberts Parkw=
ay, Burke, VA 22015
Thursday, March 29, 2012=C2=A0=
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Stafford County Government Center=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 7:00 P.M=
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Board Chambers, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554

Courtesy Requests

When waiting to pick someone up from the train, please do not park =
in the pedestrian designated walking areas.
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People have many ways to pass the time while on the train. If your =
way is to play video games, please either turn the sound of the game off =
or utilize headphones.
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Remember, when it comes to perfume and fragrances, some people are =
allergic. Please do not apply perfumes or colognes while on the train.
**********
If you put your feet on the seats, someone else can=
=E2=80=99t sit there, and you leave behind a dirtier seat =
than what was there when you sat down. Please, keep your feet =
on the floor.
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Know your surroundings. If you are waiting for the next train and p=
eople are trying to board the present train, make space for them to make =
it down the platform and allow them to=C2=A0 easily get on or off the tra=
in.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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Weekly Newsletter

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Public Hearings Take Place Tonight, Tomorrow =
and Thursday!


The first of seven meetings to discuss the possibility of a =
3% fare increase takes place tonight in Fredericksburg at 7pm.
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As the Federal and State funding that has
allowed us to continue (and in some cases add) service disappears, we bec=
ome
ever more reliant on our riders in order to meet the operating needs that=
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Information about the increase will be presented at the hearing an=
d then questions or concerns will be addressed.
The first three hearings take place this week:
Tuesday,
March 13, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.
Rappahannock Regional
Library Theatre Room
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 1=
2:00 P.M.

Holiday Inn [L =E2=80=98Enfant] Discovery 1 Ballroom
550 C. Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, March 15, 201=
2 – 7:00 P.M.

P.R.T.C. Board Room, 2nd Floor
14700 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Please stop by if you can.

Can’t make the meeting but still wish to co=
mment:

Written comments will be accept=
ed through
Friday, April 6, 2012. Please mail to the attention of: Anna Gotthardt 15=
00
King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. To make your comments=
via
email, please send them to: publiccomment@vre.org
OR by Fax to: (703) 684-1313.

 

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

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Join VRE Man=
agement to discuss VRE service 

If you don’t have any lunch plans, please consider joining our CEO, =
Dale Zehner, for his monthly on-line chat. For one hour beginning at noon=
, he will answer any service related questions including the proposed far=
e increase for fiscal year 2013. 

Riders wishing to ask questions can visit ww=
w.vre.org/chatterbox in order to participate. Simply click the &ldquo=
;Ask” button to submit a question, or you can just sit back and wat=
ch the conversation flow.

If you can’t join us, you can submit your question early and =
check back later to see if it was answered. Transcripts are also availabl=
e after the fact on our Web site at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm

3D=

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Weekly Newsletter

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On-Line Forum Tomorrow:


Join VRE Management tomorrow at high noon to discuss VRE ser=
vice in our On-Line Forum where CEO, Dale Zehner, will answer as many se=
rvice related questions as possible within the hour.

Riders wishing to ask questions can visit w=
ww.vre.org/chatterbox in order to participate. Simply click the &ldqu=
o;Ask” button to submit a question.

If you can’t =
join us, you can submit your question early and check back later to see =
if it was answered. Transcripts are also available after the fact on our=
Web site at www.vre.org/feedba=
ck/forums/archives.htm

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Broad Run Platform Extension Opening Tomorrow:

 

The Broad Run platform extension will be open for =
tomorrow. For northbound trains we will have our 6-car sets stop with Qu=
iet Car at south end (yard end) of platform which will allow all cars on=
platform.

For our 8-car sets, the Quiet Car will b=
e off of the platform towards the south end with the remaining 7 cars on=
the length of the platform.

For sou=
thbound trains we will have our
6-car sets stop=
with the Quiet Car at south end of platform with all cars on platform.
For our 8-car trains the Quiet Car be off the platform at the =
south end while the remaining 7 cars will be on the length of the platfo=
rm.

 

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301 / 312 Consist Change:

Next week we will modify the 301/312 consist to r=
un old cars instead of new cars. This adjustment will be made to allow u=
s to perform our 4-year maintenance and inspection service for these new=
cars. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Rolling Road Paving=
:

Rolling Road repaving work will begin on the evening of March 8th =
after pm rush hour. The work including striping is scheduled to be compl=
eted within 3 weeks (any unforeseen inclement weather could possibly ext=
end the completion out by a week or so).

This work w=
ill not impact commuters or VRE service.

The job will be done =
during the weekday evenings in the off peak and also on the weekends.

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Leeland Road Parking Expansion: 

The parking expansion project at Leeland road has officially begun=
. This past weekend the parking spaces along the west side of the parkin=
g lot were relocated to allow for construction fencing to be installed, =
while minimizing loss of parking spaces.


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As the lot will remain fully operational during construction, in the nex=
t few weeks the contractor will be installing signage to direct constru=
ction traffic through the lot. Please refrain from parking along the sou=
thern ditch-line (in non-designated parking spaces) as this will become =
the access way for large construction vehicles to enter the work site.
The project should take approximately 10 months to complete and=
it will yield an additional 196 parking spaces.

 

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Public Hea=
ring on Proposed Fare Increase – Dates/Times/Places
:

Notice is hereby given that the Virginia Railway Express =
will hold public hearings to solicit comment related to a proposed 3% fa=
re increase. If adopted, this change would become effective the first we=
ek of July 2012, to coincide with the start of the FY 2013 budget year. =

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.

 Rappahannock Regional Library Theatre Room
1201 Carol=
ine Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Wednesday, March 1=
4, 2012 – 12:00 P.M.
Holiday Inn [L ‘Enfant] Discovery 1 Ball=
room
550 C. Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

Thu=
rsday, March 15, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.
P.R.T.C. Board Room, 2nd Floor 14700 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Thur=
sday, March 22, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.
Manassas City Hall City Council Ch=
amber Room
9027 Center Street
Manassas, VA 22110

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 12:00 P.M.
Crystal City Marriott=09=09=09=
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1999 Jefferson Davis Highway =

Arlington, VA 22202

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 6:00 P.M.
Burke Centre Conservancy “The Commons” Community Center
5701 Roberts Parkway
Burke, VA 22015

Thursday, Marc=
h 29, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.
Stafford County Government Center Board Chambers
1300 Court=
house Road
Stafford, VA 22554

See VRE’s website =
for additional information regarding these hearings at www.vre.org. Written comments will be accepted through=
Friday, April 6, 2012. Please mail to the attention of: Anna Gotthardt=
1500 King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. To make your =
comments via email, please send them to: publiccomment@vre.org OR by Fa=
x to: (703) 684-1313. The public hearings are being conducted in locatio=
ns accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual with a disabi=
lity who requires special assistance, such as a sign language interprete=
r, should send an e-mail to publiccomment@vre.org or call Anna Gotthardt=
at (703) 684-1001 or TTY (703) 684-0551 at least ten business days prio=
r to the public hearing in order to make the necessary arrangements.

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FRCs Expiring:

This is another reminder that FRCs have an expiration date. The teal=
and blue FRCs expire on June 30th, 2012.

FRCs are not exchangable so if you still have the t=
eal and blue FRCs please use them soon.

 

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