Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

 January 13, 2005

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Work Session to Receive Information from Virginia Railway Express / Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (VRE/PRTC) Regarding Options Available for Expanding Public Transportation Services to Fauquier County and to Consider Possible Use of a Regional Commission Rail Planning Grant


Topic Description:

The Board of Supervisors requested a work session to review options available for expanding public transportation services to Fauquier County.


Representatives of VRE and PRTC will be present at the meeting:

        Wally Covington, Prince William County Supervisor, PRTC

        Robert Gibbons, Stafford County Supervisor, PRTC

        Al Harf, Executive Director, PRTC

        Dale Zehner, CEO, VRE


The Regional Commission has been awarded a grant of $25,000 to undertake a regional study along the rail corridor.  A memo from Mark Van de Water is attached and provides additional information.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a work session.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The financial impacts analysis cannot be completed until additional information is received and an option for transit services is selected.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

Virginia Railway Express

Commissioner of the Revenue

Transportation Committee

Community Development

Rappahannock-Rapidan Planning Commission






1.      Slides outlining options/costs, prepared by PRTC

2.      Fauquier County Briefing Paper outlining options/costs, prepared by John P. Grzejka, former PRTC Chairman, presented at the October 27, 2004 Transportation Committee Meeting

3.      Code of Virginia sections:  58.1-1720. Sales tax on fuel in certain transportation districts, and 58.1-1721. Reduction of local taxes

4.      Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission Memo: Rail Study Grant.