We're looking for folks to speak about the need for regional public transportation at upcoming Richmond City Council, Chesterfield Board of Supervisors, and Henrico Board of Supervisors meetings. Don't worry, we'll work with you on what to say, how it all works, logistics, and stuff like that. If you're interested, let us know by filling out this form.
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GRTC wants you! They're looking for a transit-minded person to join the Pulse marketing team as an (unpaid) intern for about 20 hours per week. Is this person you? If so, you may apply online.
The Chesterfield Observer has a look at some of the work we've been doing to get the transit ball rolling in Chesterfield. Speaking about the lack of transit in the county, Cloud Ramirez, who lives on Jefferson Davis Highway, hits the nail on the head: "We might as well be an island."
Richmond BizSense digs into the Pulse Corridor Plan and the zoning changes it could bring to Scott's Addition to encourage transit-oriented development. The proposed B-8 zone would allow for buildings up to 12 stories with no parking requirements.
Looking for an overview of all things transit in Richmond? Read this piece by Jared Foretek at RVA Mag—it's got a little bit of everything going on!
The Center for Transportation Excellence has the results of all 77 transit-oriented ballot referendums in the nation. Spoiler alert: People love transit. Out of 77 measures in 23 states, 77% passed.
As cities grow, suburbs age, and companies move back downtown, the race is on to make these transit-unfriendly suburban office parks relevant.
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