VRE Still Down Nearly 90% From 2019

According to information obtained from Potomac Local, the Virginia Railway Express remained nearly 90% off from its June-July 2019 ridership.

July 31, 2019 July 31, 2021 June 30, 2019 June 30, 2021
VRE Ridership 418,400 54,400 406,000 49,400

 

During a FY2022 budget session presentation, Supervisor Vega critiqued the amount of taxpayer funds still subsidizing VRE, which was down in ridership by 95% at the time. It was stated that by the end of June 2022 that VRE ridership would be back to 50% of June 2019 levels.

 

– Coles District Staff

 

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