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The Pulse is Coming!

A Public Forum and a Walking Tour
Hosted by Partnership for Smarter Growth with support from RVA Rapid Transit
When: Wednesday, May 30
Where: Hilton Downtown, 501 East Broad Street


5 pm Optional Walking tour — Broad Street and new Pulse Stations (meet in Hilton lobby near the Broad Street entrance)
6 pm Forum check-in and networking, snacks and cash bar (follow signs to meeting room)
6:30-8:00pm Program on the Pulse, new transit network, and transit-oriented development
8:30 pm More networking

Register at The event is FREE

Join us on May 30 for a public forum about the Pulse, Richmond’s new Bus Rapid Transit line which will open next month!

Speakers will be Carrie Rose-Pace of GRTC and Mark Olinger, Director of Planning and Development Review for the City of Richmond. Stewart Schwartz, PSG Board member will lead the optional walking tour.

The Pulse will be just the second Bus Rapid Transit line in the state. But there’s more… when it opens on June 24th, the Pulse will be combined with an updated transit network which will speed transit travel across the city. Meanwhile, Henrico County will soon launch its first significant transit expansion. Carrie will update us on all of these changes.

And from Mark we’ll learn about the Pulse Corridor Transit-Oriented Development plan which will shape growth in a large part of the city. The city is booming – learn how we can be engaged in shaping its future.

Come early for a “Walk and Talk” led by Stewart Schwartz, PSG Board member, and our forum speakers. They’ll show us first-hand how the Pulse stations work and point out the big changes on Broad Street. We’ll have food and a cash bar with time for networking before and after the forum.

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Very optimistic and excited about the project. I only wonder if design will still get people soaked while waiting at the bus stop on the rain. They are finished so we will see.