Free bus rides will continue under newly approved GRTC budget

May 25, 2022

By Jack Jacobs (RBiz) – GRTC’s pandemic-born policy of free bus rides will continue in fiscal year 2023. The transit company’s board of directors on Tuesday approved a $64.5 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes funding to continue to cover the costs of bus rides. The authority earmarked $5.5 million in […]

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GRTC Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2022

Each February, GRTC Transit System recognizes Black History Month. Over the years, GRTC has remembered leaders and change makers throughout the state, locally, and home at GRTC. This year GRTC honors its own employees who broke the color barrier to become the first African Americans in GRTC’s Transportation, Administration, and Maintenance Departments. Prior to the […]

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VA Drivers Urged To Stay Off Road Overnight, Sunday A.M.

January 9, 2022

PATCH — After receiving two rounds of snow this week, more wintry weather is on the way for portions of northern Virginia, northwest Virginia and eastern and panhandle West Virginia Saturday night and Sunday. Drivers are urged to stay home. Virginia Department of Transportation Northern Virginia asks residents to drive only if it is essential […]

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Va. declares state of emergency in advance of 2nd winter storm

January 6, 2022

Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm that is predicted to bring snow and other winter weather to many parts of Virginia. This storm, expected to arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning, comes on the heels of a storm Monday that left more than a foot of […]

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GRTC pilots new on-demand service

December 18, 2021

GRTC is implementing modified schedules effective Dec. 20, when select routes will temporarily end service at 11PM or not start service until 6AM because of ongoing labor shortages. To provide another mobility option for customers affected by the temporary service adjustments, GRTC is piloting a new on-demand service between bus stops. GRTC customers can request […]

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New Exhibition Celebrates History of Transportation in Richmond

December 3, 2021

“Through It All: Families Moving Richmond,” a new online exhibition featuring photographs by Tania del Carmen, is now live. University of Richmond students collected oral histories for the digital showcase, which expands on a newly installed permanent display at the GRTC’s Transit Museum celebrating GRTC employees and their families. Students in American Studies professor Laura […]

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Virginia launches Richmond – D.C train route

September 30, 2021

By Maria-Paula Virginia recently launched a new train service, Route 51, of Amtrak’s Northeast Region operating from Richmond’s Main Street Station at Shockoe Bottom neighborhood with multiple stops in the north corridor destined for Washington, D.C. and New York City. The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority train supports four routes, including Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke. Virginia Governor […]

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1800s-era ‘Westwood’ house demolished in RVA Northside

January 30, 2021

By Jonathan Spiers One of the oldest homes in Northside is no more. The 1800s-era Westwood house, also known as McGuire Cottage, was demolished this week at the behest of Union Presbyterian Seminary. It owns the so-called Westwood Tract where the structure had stood for two centuries — dwarfed in recent years by the newly […]

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GRTC updates prioritize service on busiest routes

January 16, 2021

GRTC’s next service updates take effect Sunday, January 31, 2021, with modified schedules on several routes that prioritize service on the busiest routes throughout the pandemic. Express service will remain on COVID-reduced schedules, and several local bus routes (4A, 4B, 50, and 77) will have fewer trips each day while ridership remains higher on GRTC’s […]

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GRTC: Expect delays due to employee quarantine

December 7, 2020

GRTC is cautioning riders to expect significant service delays this week until COVID-19 test results return for employees in quarantine from contact tracing efforts. On Sunday, there were several routes with missed service. Customers making essential trips on GRTC are advised to secure alternate transportation to reach their destinations. The Customer Service Call Center is […]

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