New RVA Rapid Transit Staff
Ebony Walden joined the RVA Rapid Transit staff in August. Ebony has 9 years of City Planning experience and will be working to coordinate future efforts. In 2015, RVA Rapid Transit will help garner support for a land use and economic development vision along the Broad Street corridor to compliment the BRT project and ensure its success. We will also continue to promote the regional vision. Contact email@example.com if you know of an organization that would like a presentation or if your organization wants to officially support the regional BRT vision via letter or resolution.
Dominic Carter joined the RVA Rapid Transit staff in November to focus on Church and Clergy Relations. Churches have played a significant role in our promotion and advocacy efforts as mission driven social institutions with multijurisdictional membership. Dominic will organize clergy and churches in Metro Richmond to promote and advocate for a BRT focused regional transit system. If you would like to get your church involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broad Street BRT Update
In September, GRTC received a $24.9 Million federal grant to fund the Broad Street BRT project. The project will service a 7.6 mile route from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn, including 14 stations and over 3 miles of dedicated travel lanes. The design process is underway, with construction starting in 2016. Service is expected to begin in October of 2017. For updates and more information go to www.ridegrtc.com/brt .
Richmond Magazine wrote a recent article on the Broad Street BRT.
BRT News & Research
Bus Rapid Transit has gained a lot of prominence in the US and abroad. Click on the links below to learn about recent BRT and other transit related happenings. Like us on Facebook and get regular news updates: www.facebook.com/RVARapidTransit
- Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years
- Interactive Map of BRT Successes Worldwide
- Study shows Millennials prefer walkable places with good transit and other options
- Metro Detroit colleges support transit, say riding buses a part of educational experience
- Southerner increasingly want to be taken for a [transit] ride!
Join Virginia’s Transit Action Network
Virginia Transit Association has launched a new e-action program to direct folks to their legislators when it’s time to push support for transit. This program allows target alerts for any level of government – even the local level of Board of Supervisors! To register go to the VTA website: www.vatransit.com.