Fredericksburg, VA – RPI Group, Inc. (RPI) was awarded a six-year IDIQ contract worth $1 million with Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to install new security cameras and access control equipment and to ensure integration of the installed equipment with the existing systems architecture. VRE is initiating a modernization of its security camera and access control systems as recommended by a recent Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA), also performed by RPI.
RPI was awarded their first contact with VRE in July of 2016 to perform a risk and security assessment of the VRE bandwidth and network infrastructure, develop a plan to optimize and enhance their critical infrastructure, and provide security training for their end users. This was the first risk and security assessment of this scope and magnitude that was undertaken by VRE. The security camera and access control systems is one of two follow-up task orders.
VRE is a commuter train service that links the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) are transportation districts established under Virginia law and jointly own this service. An Operations Board consisting of members from each of the jurisdictions within the VRE service area governs the development and operation of VRE and serves as an advisory board to the VTC and PRTC governing boards.
VRE began its operations in 1992 and carries an average of approximately 19,000 weekday trips on two lines. The primary mission of VRE is to provide commuter-oriented passenger rail service between outlying suburbs and the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria urban core. Some tourists and “day-trippers” also ride the trains. The service is heavily oriented towards that core area in the morning peak and in the opposite direction in the evening peak.