The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter train service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Manassas, Virginia, both lines end at Union Station in Washington, DC. Fredericksburg is considered the southernmost suburb of Washington (and the northernmost suburb of Richmond). It is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC).
Its organization consists of the VRE Operations Board, which consists of seven commissioners [the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) and three commissioners each from NVTC and PRTC], which oversees all operating aspects of the Virginia Railway Express, and the VRE Operations Group, which reports to the Board and handles the daily operations of the VRE.