VRE Funding Requests Head Toward Final Vote


The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s June 6 approval of the I-66 Commuter Choice Program of Projects for fiscal years 2025-2026 puts VRE one step closer to closing the funding gap for a new Crystal City station. The $8 million award will go before the Commonwealth Transportation Board in July. The station previously received nearly $10.8 million through the I-395/95 Commuter Choice program.

The commission also approved $537,420 for the reinstatement of the Amtrak Step-Up ticket on the Manassas Line. VRE previously received nearly $1.5 million for reinstatement of the Step-Up ticket on the Fredericksburg Line through the I-395/95 Commuter Choice program.