Latest Virginia Railway Express Stories

2014-05-28 08:39:53

Ticketing Technology Allows Riders To Buy and Use VRE Tickets Directly From Their Mobile Device ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PORTLAND, Ore., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobeSherpa, a leading provider of secure mobile ticketing and payment software, is pleased to announce that Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a joint project of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, has selected GlobeSherpa to provide a complete, end-to-end mobile...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunCal, the leading private land developer in the U.S., has been seeking new properties in the Washington, D.C. area and recently closed the purchase of the partially completed Harbor Station master-planned community in Prince William County, Virginia. The transit-oriented development is located 35 miles south of downtown Washington and is situated on 1,920 acres of rolling, forested land along the Potomac River and Powells Creek. It is one...

2010-12-16 13:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo has been awarded a contract from Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to supply 18 Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101216/NY19026 ) The contract price is about $57 million for 18 DMUs and includes options for SMART and its partner agencies to purchase up to 146 cars. The delivery of 18 DMUs is scheduled from...

2010-09-22 08:16:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. were awarded the contract to supply 160 bi-level electric passenger rail cars to Metra, the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system based in Chicago. The cars for the contract will be similar to the 26 Gallery-Type bi-level electric railcars that were delivered in year 2005-2006. The cars will accommodate up to 140 passengers per car and replace existing old...

2009-08-18 07:33:00

WILMERDING, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) said its MotivePower subsidiary has received an order for 12 MPXpress(R) commuter locomotives for about $44 million from Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter railroad that serves the suburban communities of Northern and Central Virginia. Delivery will begin in the summer of 2010. The locomotives will be manufactured in Boise, Idaho and are fully compliant with Buy America regulations. VRE has an option...

2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 8--Manassas Park, the most recent city in Virginia to become a city, is now making its mark in a different way. Manassas Park has long depended on the strength of its residents to keep it chugging economically, but with Park Center, its newest and most ambitious development, it hopes to turn the tables and bring in some commercial bucks. The project will actually combine retail and residential space together into a one-stop shopping...

2008-06-24 02:29:15

By Kipp Hanley, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jun. 23--The City of Manassas and Virginia Railway Express will hold a ribbon-cutting to unveil its new joint parking deck on Thursday at 11 a.m. The estimated hour-long ceremony will be held at the Prince William Street entrance to the five-level, 420-space garage. Manassas Mayor Douglas S. Waldron and Prince William County Supervisor John Jenkins, D-Neabsco, who serves as the chairman of the VRE Operations Board, are scheduled to speak at...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'