VRE to Honor Board Members

For Release: May 11, 2015
Contact: Bryan Jungwirth, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
(703) 838-5416 office
(571) 238-9084 cell

Alexandria, VA. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will hold a ceremony on May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at its Broad Run Station, 10637 Piper Lane, Bristow, VA 20136, to honor Operations Board Members who played a key role in establishing VRE service, were early or long-tenured members, or whose extraordinary efforts contributed to its success.  Honorees will have their names affixed to the front of VRE locomotives.  The nominations that were approved for the honor by the VRE Operations Board include:

  • Edwin King – Prince William County (Original Member)
  • James Hugh Payne Sr. - City of Manassas (First Elected City of Manassas Member)
  • Bernard Cohen – VA House of Delegates (Original Member)
  • Bob Gibbons - Stafford County (First Elected Stafford Member)
  • Sally H. Cooper – VDOT (Original Member)
  • Sharon Bulova – Fairfax County (Original and Continuously Serving Member)
  • John Jenkins – Prince William County (Long Serving Member)
  • Hilda Barg – Prince William County (Long Serving Member)
  • Elaine McConnell – Fairfax County (Long Serving Member)

Members of the public are invited to attend.

“Honoring those who helped establish or ensure the success of VRE is a gesture of the appreciation we have for the leadership and public service these Board Members provided in creating or shaping VRE,” said John C. Cook, Operations Board Chairman of VRE and Fairfax County Supervisor.

About the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

VRE is the tenth largest commuter rail service in the U.S. and is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commissions.  VRE’s mission is to provide safe, cost effective, accessible, reliable, convenient, and comfortable commuter-oriented rail passenger service. It serves northern Virginia and Washington D.C. and its offices are based in Alexandria, VA.  Visit our website at: