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Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

VRE railcars are disinfected twice a day, after morning and evening service, with special attention given to frequently touched surfaces.

 

Preparing for the Next Day's Morning Service

Overnight cleanings now use acidic electrolyzed water, a potent yet nonirritating disinfectant that kills viruses, even those more resilient to disinfection, and bacteria. The hypochlorous acid produced by electrolyzing the water can be 100 times more powerful than the hypochlorite ion in bleach, yet it does not irritate the eyes and skin and does not damage fabric and metal. Hypochlorous acid relies on a process called lysis to kill viruses and bacteria. The acid causes the cell’s membrane to rupture, resulting in its death.

Our new enhanced cleaning system is environmentally friendly, using only salt, tap water, and electricity. By generating our cleaning solution on site and on demand, we eliminate the environmental impact from the distribution and disposal of hazardous conventional chemicals, while creating a healthy indoor environment.

 

See our cleaning procedures in action (one minute) or watch the full two-minute video to learn about cleaning procedures, social distancing and more.

 


 

Virtually Explore a Train
Virtually Explore a Train

Wondering what the social distancing cues look like at VRE stations and on our trains? Take a peek with this interactive tour.  

The New VRE Mobile is Coming
The New VRE Mobile is Coming

We are currently in the final stages of testing the app to be sure it meets your (and our) expectations. The app is nearly ready for launch, so here is what you can expect in the coming months.

Pulling the Public into Transportation Planning: A Top FAMPO Goal
Public Involvement in FAMPO's Planning

FAMPO carries out its responsibility by creating a forum where members of the public, elected and appointed officials, transit agencies, and transportation professionals come together to discuss concerns, take funding action, and continuously cooperate to improve the region’s transportation system.

Alignment with CDC & State Guidance
Alignment with CDC & State Guidance

VRE is considered an essential service in Virginia, and a part of a Critical Infrastructure Industry as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. As such, we entered into the COVID-19 pandemic with two primary objectives: 1.) Keep service running; 2.) Meet or exceed all standards to keep passengers and crews safe.

A Look at NVTC
Bringing Elected Officials Together: NVTC

The creation and ongoing support of VRE is an example of how NVTC (and PRTC) bring together elected officials from across Northern Virginia to make regional decisions to improve transportation.