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GRTC route changes to be initiated Summer 2018

From GRTC:

Check it out! We just got our new Summer 2018 GRTC System Map showing all the route changes arriving soon. We don’t have a specific launch date yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s definitive.

Check out the new map
For full passenger information, go to their site ridegrtc.com

In addition, did you hear how Bon Secours is partnering with VCU Health Systems for sponsorship rights to the GRTC Pulse?

Read more on this CBS 6 article:

RICHMOND, Va. – Signs of the GRTC Pulse project’s completion are everywhere, and soon there will be signs of the two new partners who have bought joint sponsorship rights of the high capacity rapid transit system.

Bon Secours Richmond Health System and VCU Health System have partnered to secure joint sponsorship rights of GRTC Pulse, citing access to health care as one of the most important things faced by the community.

“In our 2016, Bon Secours health needs assessment, residents identified transportation as the number two issue facing region,” said Tyler Agee, program manager of community health services at Bon Secours. “Transit, by increasing infrastructure, helps to increase access to things like education, jobs, housing, health care, which are critical to the health and wellbeing of an individual.”

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6 comments

William Bagby
William Bagby 04/10/2018 at 9:28 AM

Is it going to remain the Pulse or will it be renamed to reflect the sponsorship, like Cleveland’s Healthline?

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Dana Bagby
Dana Bagby 04/10/2018 at 10:59 AM

And other than running down the middle of Broad St with sponsorship symbols all over the buses, what will be the real change or benefit of all this revamping?

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Annonymous 04/10/2018 at 2:59 PM

Wish we would have put the money for this project into the schools instead….

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Cadeho 04/11/2018 at 1:45 AM

I am comfused… so where does route 12 go after 25th street?

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ilya 04/13/2018 at 12:07 PM

#2 The real change is that Pulse buses will run every 15 minutes (the most frequent bus is #6 that runs every 20 minutes or so) on a predictable schedule (right now buses come at weird time) at a faster speed (fewer stops, faster boarding) and will connect the East End to the West End without forcing people to switch buses Downtown. It’s a huge and welcome change!

And all the other routes are getting some of these changes (to a lesser degree).

#3 School kids will get free bus passes which should help them get to school

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Eric S. Huffstutler 04/14/2018 at 9:29 AM

@4 Cadeho, it looks to end at a transfer station. What I worry about is that the Church Hill run 56 looks to be now “Limited Service” for peak hours only?

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