FEB 8, 2016, CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD WTIH GRTC PULSE!
- At the City Council meeting on February 8, City Council has voted strongly to move forward with construction of the GRTC Pulse line. See Richmond Times-Dispatch coverage here!
- Enormous thanks to everyone for such diligent work on this initiative. Your emails, phone calls, conversations, posts, presence, and advocacy are what made this possible. Enormous thanks as well to all the partners on this project and to all City Council members for their hard work and service.
- You can also continue to voice overwhelming support for this project via this RTD poll: "Are you happy that Richmond city council approved the $49 million bus rapid transit project?"
- Please be sure to reach out to council members to thank them for their due diligence and work on this key issue! Emails are below:
Parker Agelasto <Parker.Agelasto@richmondgov.com>; Ellen Robertson <Ellen.Robertson@Richmondgov.com>; Cynthia Newbille <Cynthia.Newbille@Richmondgov.com>; Chris Hilbert <Chris.Hilbert@Richmondgov.com>; Jonathan Baliles <Jonathan.Baliles@richmondgov.com>; Kathy Graziano <Kathy.Graziano@RichmondGov.com>; Michelle Mosby <Michelle.Mosby@richmondgov.com>; Reva Trammell <Reva.Trammell@Richmondgov.com>; Charles Samuels <Charles.Samuels@richmondgov.com>
Next Steps to Regional System & Call to Action
RICHMOND REGIONAL TRANSIT VISION PLAN - PUBLIC MEETINGS IN MARCH
- The Richmond Regional Transit Vision Plan will be key our push for regional system. You can learn much more about it at its website - http://rvatransitvision.com/.
- The next round of public meetings for this study are coming up in March. Please be sure to make it out to one to express the need and promise of a metro-wide system, as well as where you would like to see it go.
- Meetings will be open house style. Participants can arrive at any point in the two hours and move through interactive stations.
- Wednesday, March 9, 6-8 pm (open house) at North Park Library, 8505 Franconia Road
- Thursday, March 10, 6-8 pm (open house) at Ramsey United Methodist Church, 5900 Hull Street Road
- Monday, March 14, 6-8 pm (open house) at DMV West Broad, 2300 W. Broad Street
Input in REVISIONing GRTC ROUTES - Comprehensive Operational analysis study (COA)
- Richmond City is about to begin a year long study on how to best revamp GRTC routes, which have been largely unchanged for decades. Check out this article "City to rethink GRTC routes" in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for more information.
- We will send word when first round of public input meetings are on this front, which will be critical to seizing this unparalleled opportunity to enhance public transportation even before further expansion into the counties.