Archive for April, 2012

VRE is participating in “Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work” Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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VRE is participating in “Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work” Tomorrow=

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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work is Thursday, April 26th

Tomorrow, VRE will allow scho=
ol-age children between the ages of 11 and 18 who are accompanied by a pa=
ying adult to ride for free. (Children 10 and under already can ride free=
every day!)

VRE has strongly supported &l=
dquo;Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” by allowing school ag=
e children to ride free with their parents that day and we’re proud=
to participate again this year.

 Kids will have a great =
introduction to their parents’ work world, and kids will get a firs=
t-hand look at the advantages of mass transit.

 

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News You Can Use

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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News You Can Use

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Meet the Man=
agement this Afternoon (4/18) at Crystal City

It’s time to break out the band and celebrate VRE’s 20th year by jo=
ining management and staff from VRE, Keolis and Norfolk Southern (the won=
derful people who host our trains for most of the Manassas Line).

We will be wearing red shirts and yellow coats, so if you have ques=
tion or comment come on by and ask away. Or simply enjoy a drink (sodas a=
nd water) and a treat (cookies and ice cream). It’s our thank you to=
you for riding our trains.

Meet the Manangement begins around 3:30pm at the Crystal City stat=
ion for all evening trains.

Take Our Dau=
ghters and Sons to Work is Thursday, April 26th

VRE will once again support this program by allowing=
school-age children between the ages of 11 and 18 who are accompanied by=
a paying adult to ride for free. (Children 10 and under already can ride=
free every day!)

 

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Equipment Swaps Today

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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Equipment Swaps Today

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Eight Car Trains Will Be On Fredericksburg #303 and Manassas #327

We have found that on past Good Fridays, the biggest load=
s are on Fredericksburg Line Train #303 (departing Union Station at 3:35p=
m) and Manassas Line Train #327 (departing Union Station at 3:45pm). As a=
result, these trains will have eight cars today only to better accommoda=
te the riders leaving early for the weekend.
Manassas=
Line Train #329 (Departs Union Station at 4:25pm) will keep its eight ca=
r set.

 

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

Wednesday, April 4th, 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 as he can. 

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

For Union Station riders, we are kicking off our Meet the Management=
season later today at 3pm until the last train departs. VRE and Amtrak m=
anagement will be there as well, so if you a question you want to ask fac=
e-to-face, we will be there. (Or just come by and pick up some free stuff=
and some snacks!)

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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Weekly Newsletter

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Join
VRE Management to Discuss VRE Service Tomorrow at Noon

If you =
don’t have any lunch
plans, you can always join our CEO, Dale Zehner, for his monthly on-line
chat. For one hour beginning at noon, he will answer as many service rela=
ted
questions as he can.
Riders =
wishing to ask
questions can visit www=
.vre.org/chatterbox
in order to participate. Simply click the =E2=80=9CAsk=E2=80=9D button to=
submit a question, or
you can just sit back and watch the conversation flow.
If you =
can=E2=80=99t 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/fee=
dback/forums/archives.htm

Meet the Management Be=
gins Tomorrow, All Evening Trains at Union Station

 Come jo=
in us tomorrow evening at Union Station for Meet
the Management.
 Managem=
ent and staff from VRE and Keolis will be
available to answer any questions you may have and will be there handing =
out
snacks and 20th anniversary souvenirs as a thank you for riding VRE.
 
Please stop b=
y and say hello. We hope to see you there.

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Friday is the Last Day=
for Public Comment

Public comment regarding our proposed fare increase is still =
ongoing…until Friday.

Written
comments will be accepted through Friday, April 6, 2012. Please mail to t=
he
attention of: Anna Gotthardt 1500 King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, Vir=
ginia
22314. To make your comments via email, please send them to: publiccomment@vre.org
OR by Fax to: (703) 684-1313.

Consist Change this Fri=
day

Good Friday i=
s this week and even though it is not a long
weekend, commuters either leave early or take off completely. Afternoon t=
rain consists will be adjust in order to address possible crowding condit=
ions on the earlier departing afternoon trains.
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g Line:
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6 cars
303 =E2=80=93=
8 cars
305 =E2=80=93=
6 cars
307 =E2=80=93=
6 cars
309 =E2=80=93=
6 cars
311 =E2=80=93=
5 cars
313 =E2=80=93=
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327 =E2=80=93=
8 cars
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333 =E2=80=93=
6 cars
335 =E2=80=93=
6 cars
337 =E2=80=93=
8 cars

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Woodbridge Elevator Back in Service

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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Woodbridge Elevator Back in Service

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Update (4/2/2012 1:15p): The Woodbridge elevator is back in service. T=
hank you for your patience.

 

The elevator in the parking garage is out of service. A tech is curren=
tly working on the problem. We will advise once the issue has been resolv=
ed.

 

 

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Woodbridge Elevator Outage

Monday, April 2nd, 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 curren=
tly working on the problem. We will advise once the issue has been resolv=
ed.

 

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