Big Transit Plans Approved for Richmond, Virginia

The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.

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July 21, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Officials in Richmond have adopted a plan that outlines what a regional bus rapid transit network there could look like," reports Dan Malouf. The plan envisions 80 miles of bus rapid transit lines, "fanning out in all directions from downtown Richmond."

The proposed BRT routes would mark a major investment for the GRTC bus transit system, which currently only attracts 28,000 riders a day. "Richmond has the urban bones to support better transit, and is working hard to catch up," according to Malouf.

Malouf adds that the city is adopting a three-step approach to improvements in its transit system. The first step includes a bus network redesign. The article includes more details about the remaining steps, as well as the details on the status of the plan.

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