The next four years are critical for transit in Richmond. This city needs a mayor who understands that, and we’ve got a lot of important questions for whomever Richmonders elect this November. How will they further plans for regional rapid transit? What is their preferred location for a high-speed rail station? Where on the RTNP-concept spectrum do they fall?
All of those questions, and more, will be answered at Mayorathon 2016 on September 29th at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!
RVA Rapid Transit has teamed up with our friends at Bike Walk RVA, the James River Association, Richmond Forward, Richmond Magazine, and Storefront for Community Design to bring you an evening with all of the mayoral candidates to hear them on the urbanism issues facing Richmond today: regional transit, biking and walking infrastructure, riverfront development, public school funding, community engagement, and more.
To prime the pump, each of the five groups sent each of the eight candidate five questions related to their area of interest. That's 200 individual answers, and we'll be publishing all of them for you to dig through in the next couple of weeks.
In the mean time, you can RSVP for Mayorathon 2016 right now. The event is free and open to the public—see y'all there!