Get your council candidates excited about the Richmond Transit Network Plan

Are you majorly excited about the Richmond Transit Network Plan? You should be! And, as a transit-minded individual, here are two things you can do to help out:

FIRST: If you haven't put one of the public meetings on your calendar, do so now (dates below)!

SECOND: Email your district's city council candidates and encourage them to attend one of the public meetings. Whatever changes to our transit network we decide on will be implemented next year when the new crop of councilfolk have taken office.

Below you'll find an example email to copy/paste, and you can find all of the council candidates' email addresses right here.

If you want to learn more about the Richmond Transit Network Plan, start here.

Hello [CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE NAME]! I'm writing to encourage you to attend one of the Richmond Transit Network Plan public meetings (dates below). Over the past couple of months Jarrett Walker + Associates (a team of national transit experts), have been hard at work with the City and GRTC to redesign Richmond's bus system and bring it into the modern era. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform Richmond's transit network! I hope you will take the time to familiarize yourself with their work and what it means for RVA. You can learn more at the Richmond Transit Network Plan website:

Meeting dates:

  • July 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM • Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street)
  • July 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM • DMV Richmond Central Services Center (2300 West Broad Street)
  • August 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM • Powhatan Community Center (5051 Northampton Street)
  • August 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM • Community High School (201 Brookland Park Boulevard)