The Virginia Railway Express will operate on a limited schedule today in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Only trains marked by “S” on schedules, the rider’s guide or on station posters will run today, according to the VRE Web site.

On the Manassas line, trains 324, 328, 332, 327, 331 and 335 will run. Trains 302, 306, 310, 303, 307 and 311 on the Fredericksburg line also will be operating.

The “Everyday JumpStart” buses will not be running today.

For more information on the “S” schedule, go to the VRE Web site:

PRTC modifies schedule for holiday

The Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission will also operate on an abbreviated schedule today.

OmniRide and Prince William Metro-Direct will operate on modified holiday service. Look for trips with “MH” on the schedule.

The Cross County Connector will provide regular service.

For further information, see the notices on the buses, visit or call the PRTC Customer Service office at (703) 730-6664.

OmniRide stops change in lake ridge

The PRTC will move two OmniRide bus stops on the Lake Ridge route, said PRTC spokeswoman Kris Kjome.

Morning riders will still be able to catch the bus at the Lake Ridge commuter lot at the intersection of Old Bridge and Minnieville roads, but the afternoon drop-off will be moved across Minnieville Road, Kjome said.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has installed a traffic signal, a pedestrian crosswalk and directional signs to help pedestrians safely return to their cars, Kjome said.

The morning pick-up at the Tackett’s Mill commuter lot will remain the same, but afternoon riders will be dropped off on the other side of Tackett’s Mill Road, Kjome said.

There is a crosswalk at the new afternoon stop that passengers can use to return to their cars in the commuter lot, Kjome said.

Finally, the OmniRide H Street bus stops that were changed following Sept. 11 will return to their original locations, Kjome said.

New phone numbers for VRE garage access

A new company is in charge of after-hours access to the Woodbridge Virginia Railway Express parking garage.

Although the access hours have not changed, the phone numbers to contact the new company have.

To gain access to your car between 9:30 p.m. and 5:15 a.m., please call (540) 760-6332, (540) 972-2020 or 1-800-797-8107. Allow up to two hours for a response.

The hours of unrestricted access to parked cars has not changed. The garage will continue to remain open until the Amtrak 85 arrives at the station.

Lane Ranger welcomes and encourages your correspondence. Please send any questions or comments on area transportation to: Lane Ranger, c/o Potomac News, P.O. Box 2470, Woodbridge 22195; fax: (703) 878-8099; e-mail to [email protected]; or by phone: (703) 878-8063.

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