Virginia Transit Association Recognizes Chairman Sharon Bulova As Public Official of the Year


June 19, 2012

Highlights

  • Virginia Transit Association names Chairman Bulova "Public Official of the Year."
  • Chairman Bulova recognized for her dedicated work to public transportation in Fairfax County and the region and her work with the VRE.

The Virginia Transit Association has named Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova "Public Official of the Year" for her extensive and dedicated service to advance and develop public transportation in Fairfax County and throughout the region, and in particular, for her role in making the Virginia Railway Express the success it is today.

Bulova is one of the founders of the VRE commuter rail system and currently serves as chairman of the VRE Operations Board. Over the course of her service, VRE has advanced from a startup service to a successful reality.

During her term as chairman, VRE experienced theri best year ever with record ridership and record setting service quality, with on-time performance reaching 92.6 percent.  She has also shown tremendous leadership promoting public transportation service in Fairfax County and region.  Bulova has been a leader in many transit projects extending the new Metrorail Silver Line through Tysons to Reston. She continues to work to complete the link to Dulles Airport; guiding the transformation of Tysons Corner into a successful mixed use transit-oriented liveable community; providing express bus service on the new Beltway HOT/Express lanes; and expanding the availability and efficiency of service on the Fairfax Connector, Metro bus routes and the I-66 corridor.

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