Passenger Transport June 2017 Vol 75 No 11 - 12

2017 RAIL CONFERENCE

VRE Kicks Off 25th-Anniversary Celebration

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irginia Railway Express (VRE)
recently hosted a series of events
commemorating its
25th year of providing safe,
reliable and comfortable
commuter rail service in
Northern Virginia.
VRE began providing
commuter rail service in
1992, on June 22 on its
Manassas Line and July 20
on its Fredericksburg Line.
Since its inception, VRE has grown from
serving fewer than 5,000 daily commuters during its inaugural year to nearly
20,000 riders per day today.
In a statement, VRE Chief Executive Officer Doug Allen said, "We
are extremely excited to mark this
significant milestone in VRE's history

and proud of our accomplishments in
such a short period of time. From its
humble beginnings, VRE
has grown to become a
vital component of the
Northern Virginia transportation network. We are
pleased to have earned a
reputation for safe and reliable service while providing
much needed rush hour
capacity in the busy I-66
and I-95/395 commuting corridors."
VRE designed a new commemorative
logo that will be featured on its trains
and various promotional items throughout the summer and will produce a
special commemorative 25th-anniversary
edition of its award-winning RIDE
Magazine.

In addition, VRE recently named a
locomotive in honor of Joe Alexander,
a founding member of its operations
board and former VRE Operations
Board vice chair for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors, as well as an APTA
past chair and member of the Hall of
Fame, as part of its Board Recognition
Program.

Sound Transit to Power
Light Rail with Wind Energy
SOUND TRANSIT in Seattle recently
entered into a 10-year agreement with
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) that will allow

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Link light rail trains to run on 100 percent clean energy beginning in 2019.
The agreement, the first of its kind in
Washington state, will enable
the agency to purchase wind
energy directly from PSE's
Green Direct program. It will
help the agency lower its
exposure to future utility price
increases, potentially reduce
long-term operating costs and
stabilize 42 percent of its electricity production charges over
the duration of the contract.
Participating in this agreement
comes with no capital cost.
"Sound Transit continues to
demonstrate that being a sustainability leader can be done
both with minimal expense
and maximum positive impact
on our economy," said Dave
Somers, Sound Transit board
chair and Snohomish County
executive. "This agreement
allows us to make Link light
rail service carbon neutral
while improving regional air
quality and investing in local
clean energy projects."
Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer Peter Rogoff said
the agreement "sets Sound
Transit as a leader in providing
clean energy services. By operating Link light rail on green
power starting in 2019, Sound
Transit will offer transit users a
carbon-neutral option for leaving their cars behind and help
reduce the region's greenhouse
gas emissions."
Sound Transit's 2015 Sustainability Plan and the voterapproved Sound Transit 3
ballot measure commit the
agency to reducing greenhouse
gas emissions, expanding the
use of renewable energy and
making all facilities and electricity carbon-neutral by 2030.
Green Direct is a collaboration among PSE, its customers,
the World Resources Institute
and World Wildlife Fund that
allows customers to partner
with PSE to achieve their environmental goals. The program
paves the way for constructing
wind-power facilities and offer
users another energy-efficient
option for purchasing safe and
reliable electric service.

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