Public Hearings on Proposed Fare Increase

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be holding a series of public hearings in February and March to solicit comments on a proposed increase to its fares. A three percent fare increase is being proposed in order to pay for increased operations costs and the Amtrak Step-up tickets would increase from $5 to $7.

 

If adopted, this change would become effective the first week of July 2017, to coincide with the start of the FY 2018 budget year. The proposed fare charts can be found on our website at http://www.vre.org/vre/assets/File/FY-2018%20Fare%20Charts.pdf.

 

Public hearing locations will be:

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

12:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“The Commons” Community Center, Burke Centre Conservancy, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke, VA 22015

7:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Meeting Room: House Holiday Inn [L’Enfant] 550 C. Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20024

12:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

City Council Chamber Room, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA 22110

7:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

VRE Offices, 1500 King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314

12:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

P.R.T.C. Board Room, 2nd Floor, 14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

7:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stafford County Government Center, Board Chambers, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554

7:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

F.A.M.P.O., 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

7:00 P.M.

 

Written comments will be accepted through Friday, March 17, 2017. Please mail to the attention of: VRE, Public Comment, 1500 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. The public hearings are being conducted in locations accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual with a disability who requires special assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, should send an e-mail to publiccomment@vre.org or call Theresa Stevenson at (703) 684-1001 or TTY (703) 684-0551 at least ten business days prior to the public hearing in order to make the necessary arrangements.