Archive for May, 2012

Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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Having a Hard Time Finding Parking in Manassas or Manassas Par=
k?

Crowded parking lots are an issue at all of=
our stations, but if you use the Manassas or Manassas Park stations, you=
now have the option of utilizing paid parking at the Manassas parking ga=
rage if you are unable to find parking anywhere else.
The
City of Manassas has instituted a pay-by-numbered space system that takes=

credit cards only. The cost is $4.50 per day (from 5 a.m. to Midnight) fo=
r anyone
parking on the 4th or 5th levels of the parking garage. There will be pay=
ment
kiosks located on the 4th and 5th level exits. In addition, there are 30
unnumbered spaces on the 5th level that will remain 4 hour parking spaces=
.
There is signage indicating these changes in the garage.

This
does not affect any of the current VRE parking spaces at this station.

FRCs Expiring=

You
have only one month left if you are still carrying around the teal and=20=

blue FRCs because they are set to expire on June 30th, 2012.

Remember, FRCs are not exchangable so if you still hav=
e the teal and blue
FRCs please use them soon.

June 2nd, Manassas Railway Festival

Manassas=
will once again celebrate their heritage this  Saturday (June 2nd),=
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Their family friendly events o=
ffer something for everyone=E2=80=94from the train novice to the seasoned=
buff, with elaborate train displays, speeders, antique farm equipment on=
the museum lawn, over twenty vendors, and activities that celebrate one =
of the greatest transportation contributions made to our country.  
By far, the most alluring attractions are the scenic ex=
cursion rides which are affordably priced at $5.00 per person to Clifton =
and back.  
For more information on this event, pl=
ease contact Sarah McHugh at 703-361-6599, or visit our website at www.vi=
sitmanassas.org.     

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Equipment Swaps This Afternoon

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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Equipment Swaps This Afternoon

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Biggest Trains will be on Fredericksburg #303 and=
Manassas #327 & 329

Since for most of you, this is the last workday be=
fore the Memorial Day weekend, we expect the biggest loads on Fredericksb=
urg Line Train #303 (departing Union Station at 3:35pm), Manassas Line Tr=
ain #327 (departing Union Station at 3:45pm), and Manassas Line Train #32=
9 (Departs Union Station at 4:25pm). As a result, these are the longest t=
rains today to better accommodate the riders leaving early for the holida=
y weekend. Also, Fredericksburg #301 (Departs Union Station at 12:55p) wi=
ll have six cars today instead of the normal four.

Please remember that VRE will not operate service =
on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular service will r=
esume on Tuesday, May 29th. 

Enjoy your long weekend and remember to honor thos=
e who sacrificed their lives while serving their country.

 

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Piper Lane Still Closed

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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Piper Lane Still Closed

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Piper Lane remains closed due to high water.=

Please use alternate entrance via Goodwin Dr. to =
Wakeman Dr.

 

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Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow, May 18

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow, May 18

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Bike to Work Day is tomorrow Friday, May 18th. Join thousands of area =
commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way =
to get to work! Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area com=
muters. There will be a raffle, prizes, food, drink and more at all pit s=
tops throughout the region.

There will be pit stops at the following VRE stations: Manassas, Woodb=
ridge, and Rippon. Each pit stop will provide registered attendees with f=
ree t-shirts and chances to win bicycles and other great prizes. Please b=
e sure to register with your pit stop location to be eligible for the fr=
ee t-shirts and prize raffle. We encourage passengers to ride thei=
r bicycle to the station lock it up there and ride the train the rest of =
the way into work.

For more information, please visit: http://www.biketowork=
metrodc.org/

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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Meet the Mana=
gement Tomorrow Morning at the Fredericksburg Station

Meet the Management begins its early morning meet and greet sessions t=
omorrow, May 16th, in Fredericksburg. Come by and ask questions or grab y=
ourself some early morning snacks and goodies. On hand will be our CEO, D=
ale Zehner, as well as Management and Staff from our Construction and Fac=
ilities, Operations and Communications, Accounting, IT and Rail Equipment=
departments. Management from Keolis will also be attending, so please dr=
op by and say hello.

We hope to see your there!

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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Manassas Garage Adds Metered Parking

The City of Manassas has instituted a pay-by-numbered space system tha=
t takes credit cards only. The cost is $4.50 per day (from 5am to Midnigh=
t) for anyone parking on the 4th or 5th levels of the parking garage. The=
re will be payment kiosks located on the 4th and 5th level exits. In addi=
tion, there are 30 unnumbered spaces on the 5th level that will remain 4 =
hour parking spaces. There is signage indicating these changes in the gar=
age.

This does not affect=
any of the current VRE parking spaces at this station.

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Public Meetings Anno=
unced for the Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan

 The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Tran=
sportation (DRPT) announced the second set of public meetings for the Sup=
er NoVa Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Vision Plan. Based=
on public and stakeholder input from meetings held in February 2012, the=
team has extensively studied existing and future regional travel demand,=
land use, population, and employment information and identified gaps in =
existing services and mobility programs as well as has identified areas o=
f potential need. The next set of public meetings, scheduled for May 201=
2 (more information below), will give citizens the opportunity to review =
the results of the land use and transportation analysis as well as review=
a summary of future regional transit and TDM needs.

Ultimately, the Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan will outline a regi=
onally coordinated and comprehensive transit and TDM vision that will sup=
port increased mobility and greater transportation choices in the region.=
The Super NoVa region not only includes the northern part of Virginia, i=
t considers an even broader view by also examining the needs of commuters=
to the region from Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia.

Citizens are invited to learn more about the study by attending any on=
e of the following meetings.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Triangle, VA 22172

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Warren County Government Center Community Board Room

220 N Commerce Ave.

Front Royal, VA 22630


Thursday, May 24, 2012

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Navy League Building

2300 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22201

A presentation will be offered each evening at 7 p.m.

Citizen and stakeholder involvement is important to the study. We enco=
urage you to participate by attending one of these meetings and by offeri=
ng input to the team. If you cannot make a meeting, you can visit the stu=
dy website for more details and an online input opportunity: www.SuperNoVaTransitVision.com. Written comment=
s also may be sent to: Attn: Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan, 11400 Co=
mmerce Park Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191. Comments must be received=
by June 8, 2012 to be included in the offi=
cial record
. The Super NoVa study scheduled to be completed by fal=
l 2012.

DRPT ensures nondiscrimin=
ation in all programs, services and activities in accordance with Title V=
I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For special assistance or information,=
call 804-786-4440 or TDD 711 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting=
date.

Si usted necesita servicios de traducción a par=
ticipar, por favor manda un email: espanol@kimley-horn.com

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FRC=
s Expiring
 

This is another reminder that FRC=
s have an expiration date. The teal and blue FRCs expire on June 30th, 20=
12.

FRCs are not exchangable so if you still have the teal a=
nd blue FRCs please use them soon.

 

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No VRE Service on Memorial Day, Monday – May 28th=

In observance of Memorial Day, VRE will not operate service on Monday,=
May 28th. Service will resume on Tuesday, May 29th.


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Lorton Farmers Market – Do Not Park in Market Designated Spaces=


Sundays, May 6-November 4; 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Do=
not park in spaces marked for the Farmer’s Market during Farmer’s market=
season. If a
car is parked in one of these spaces on a Saturday n=
ight, Fairfax County will tow them.


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New Detailed RailTime Map Now Available

The Bing map feature in RailTime has been installed successfully and i=
s now available to the public. Simply click on your train icon on our int=
eractive rail-time map and the train location details will be displayed s=
howing where the train actually is.

 

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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On-Line Forum Today at Noon

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Join VRE Man=
agement to discuss VRE service 

Playing the role of our CEO today will be our Director of Rail Opera=
tions, Chris Henry. Please join him for our 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


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