Oct
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Henrico Transit Development Plan - Public Meetings

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Henrico County Transit Development Plan

Henrico residents, please seize this critical opportunity to provide feedback and guidance to the county as it considers improvements to public transportation in Henrico. Each meeting is identical and all are 5:30-7:00 pm. Meeting locations: 

  • Thursday, October 5 – Libbie Mill Library (2100 Libbie Lake East St, 23230)
  • Monday, October 16 – Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, 23223)
  • Thursday, November 2 – Tuckahoe Area Library (1901 Starling Dr, 23229)

Note: If you need transportation to a meeting or more information, please contact info@rvarapidtransit.org. And if you would like help organizing members of your congregation or others to join in these crucial meetings, just contact us too!

See also the announcement from GRTC here and from Henrico County here

See also the Henrico County Transit Choices Report - August 2017

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Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Richmond Transit: What's Happening and What's Next?

  • Science Museum of Virginia (Thalhimer Theater) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Richmond Transit: What's Happening and What's Next?

A growing grassroots network across metro Richmond is organizing around the need and benefits of a regional public transportation system.

Partnership for Smarter Growth and RVA Rapid Transit invite you to join in an informative and engaging evening about transit in our region. Experts from TransitCenter will be in town to discuss where Richmond fits in national trends regarding bus networks and BRT, transit-oriented land use and streetscaping, as well as cities and transit agencies working together. We will also have updates from GRTC on developments happening right now in our public transit system, and an overview from RVA Rapid Transit on critical opportunities this fall to encourage greater connection across the region.

Admission is free, but please RSVP below. Light food and refreshments will be served before and following the event. Please spread the word! 

Event Schedule

  • Gathering and Refreshments
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Andrew Moore, Board President, Partnership for Smarter Growth
  • Presentation: "What's Happening Nationally?" Jon Orcutt, Director of Communications and Advocacy, TransitCenter, New York, NY
  • Q&A
  • Presentation: "What's Happening in Metro Richmond Today?" Carrie Rose Pace, GRTC Director of Communications 
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remarks: "What's Next?" Nelson Reveley, Board President, RVA Rapid Transit
  • Further Discussion and Refreshments 

 

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Oct
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Henrico County Transit Development Plan - Public Meetings

Henrico Meetings 2017.jpg

Henrico County Transit Development Plan

Henrico residents, please seize this critical opportunity to provide feedback and guidance to the county as it considers improvements to public transportation in Henrico. Each meeting is identical and all are 5:30-7:00 pm. Meeting locations: 

  • Thursday, October 5 – Libbie Mill Library (2100 Libbie Lake East St, 23230)
  • Monday, October 16 – Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, 23223)
  • Thursday, November 2 – Tuckahoe Area Library (1901 Starling Dr, 23229)

Note: If you need transportation to a meeting or more information, please contact info@rvarapidtransit.org. And if you would like help organizing members of your congregation or others to join in these crucial meetings, just contact us too!

See also the announcement from GRTC here and from Henrico County here

See also the Henrico County Transit Choices Report - August 2017

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Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Free to Ride (documentary screening and discussion)

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Free to Ride (documentary screening and discussion)

Richmond Hill, Hope in the Cities, and RVA Rapid Transit invite you to join in a faith-based viewing and discussion of the documentary “Free to Ride,” which examines the intersection of public transportation and civil rights in Dayton, Ohio. "Free to Ride" raises key issues about the important role public transportation plays in our communities so that all have access to what they need to thrive (see trailer here). For more info and RSVP, contact info@rvarapidtransit.org or see facebook event page here

Metro Richmond currently ranks in the bottom 10% of U.S. metro areas in terms of public transportation, despite the critical role transit plays in connecting people to jobs, job training, commerce, school, affordable housing, nutritious food, routine health care, worship, family, and friends. A broad-base of faith communities has been expressing the need and benefits of expanded public transit for our region. You can see Clergy Statement of Support here

Join us on October 17 for this screening and discussion of "Free to Ride" to learn as well about key ways to get involved in the movement for metro-wide transit. Your voice is essential!

"Raise up the foundations of many generations" 

- Isaiah 58:12

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Nov
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Henrico County Transit Development Plan - Public Meetings

Henrico Meetings 2017.jpg

Henrico County Transit Development Plan

Henrico residents, please seize this critical opportunity to provide feedback and guidance to the county as it considers improvements to public transportation in Henrico. Each meeting is identical and all are 5:30-7:00 pm. Meeting locations: 

  • Thursday, October 5 – Libbie Mill Library (2100 Libbie Lake East St, 23230)
  • Monday, October 16 – Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, 23223)
  • Thursday, November 2 – Tuckahoe Area Library (1901 Starling Dr, 23229)

Note: If you need transportation to a meeting or more information, please contact info@rvarapidtransit.org. And if you would like help organizing members of your congregation or others to join in these crucial meetings, just contact us too!

See also the announcement from GRTC here and from Henrico County here

See also the Henrico County Transit Choices Report - August 2017

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Contact us for a presentation to your group, congregation, or organization
Jan
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Contact us for a presentation to your group, congregation, or organization

Want to learn more about the promise and need for regional public transportation?

Ready to be able to catch a ride out to Short Pump? The airport? Midlothian? Ashland? Chester?

We would love to come present to your organization, civic association, congregation, business, or group of interested Richmonders. Contact us at info@rvarapidtransit.org to schedule a presentation. We will come give updates on the movement for metro-wide transit and how you can get involved. 

Step #1 though, join our weekly email list here!

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May
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Chance for Public Input (May 10) - Jeff Davis Special Area Plan

Opportunity to Call for Public Transit - Jeff Davis Special Area Plan

Chesterfield County has released the draft of the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan (PDF). This plans covers the Jeff Davis corridor in Chesterfield from the Richmond City limit south to around Route 288. There is a very important opportunity for public feedback next Wednesday, May 10th, to express the call for local bus service, every day of the week, from the City limits to John Tyler. 

So! If you are a Chesterfield resident, put May 10th on your calendars. They're hosting the meeting from 3:00 PM–7:00 PM at the Bensley Community Building (2900 Drewy's Bluff Road). You don't need to stay the entire time, just drop in whenever and let them know what you think.

If you can't make the meeting, you can email your citizen comment to: bowlingj@chesterfield.gov. Also see the following link for more info: www.chesterfield.gov/jeffdavis/.

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Richmond City Council
Feb
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Richmond City Council

  • Richmond City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Publicly comment on supporting the Richmond Transit Network Plan's alignment with the Pulse line!  Council will be voting upon Ordinance 2017-022, which will authorize the City to receive extra funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation, "for the purpose of providing funding for technical work, marketing, planning, project management, and public outreach initiatives related to the implementation of the Richmond Transit Network Plan project."

Contact the City Clerk by 12:00 noon the day-of to express your support:

Phone: (804)646-7955, Email

 

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Forest Hills/Northrop RTNP Meeting
Jan
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Forest Hills/Northrop RTNP Meeting

  • Southside Community Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Manchester/Maury RTNP Meeting
Jan
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Manchester/Maury RTNP Meeting

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Northside RTNP Meeting
Jan
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Northside RTNP Meeting

  • Partnership for Families Northside (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Church Hill/East End RTNP Meeting
Jan
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Church Hill/East End RTNP Meeting

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Public meetings will be held throughout the second half of January. Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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VCU/VUU RTNP Meeting
Jan
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

VCU/VUU RTNP Meeting

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Broad St./Scott's Addition RTNP Meeting
Jan
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Broad St./Scott's Addition RTNP Meeting

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Midtown RTNP Meeting
Jan
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Midtown RTNP Meeting

Spend your lunch with us!

The Richmond Transit Network Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconfigure the city's bus lines to work more efficiently and integrate seamlessly with the GRTC Pulse. It is critical that you give the planners your feedback on these proposed changes!

Each meeting will begin with a presentation followed by a question answer period and open house.

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Dec
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors

Join us during the public comment period!  We will be encouraging Henrico County to further support GRTC and seriously consider the benefits of the Regional Transit Vision Plan.

Details:

  • Chesterfield County Government Complex.
  • Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
  • Website Information here.
  • Sign up for public comment here.
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Dec
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Henrico Board of Supervisors Meeting

  • Henrico County Government Complexm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us during the public comment period!  We will be encouraging Henrico County to further support GRTC and seriously consider the benefits of the Regional Transit Vision Plan.

Details:

  • Henrico County Government Complex, Administration Building.
  • 4301 E Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228.
  • Agenda posted on preceding Friday here.
  • Sign up for public comment here.

 

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