A Virginia Railway Express train at the Fredericksburg

VRE Public Hearings on Fare Increase

by | Mar 11, 2015 | Government

VRE in Fredericksburg. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has scheduled seven public hearings, including one in Fredericksburg on March 5, to solicit comments about a proposed four percent fare increase and $2 increase to the Amtrak Step-Up ticket. If adopted, this change would become effective the first week of July 2015, to coincide with the start of the FY 2016 budget year, VRE staff said.

The public hearings are:

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Stafford County Government Center
Board Chambers
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at 12 p.m.
Holiday Inn (L’Enfant)
Discovery 1 Ballroom
550 C. Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Burke Centre Conservancy
“The Commons” Community Center
5701 Roberts Parkway
Burke, VA 22015

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 12 p.m.
Crystal City Marriott
Lincoln Room
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Manassas City Hall
City Council Chamber Room
9027 Center Street
Manassas, VA 22110

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Board Room, 2nd Floor
14700 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

New date is:
Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Fredericksburg City Hall
Council Chambers
715 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Written comments will be accepted through Friday, March 13, 2015:
By mail to the attention of Bryan Jungwirth, 1500 King St., Suite 202, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.
By email to [email protected]
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 [email protected] or call Bryan Jungwirth 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.

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