GRTC board OKs service expansion to Short Pump, airport and Amtrak station

Jeremy M. Lazarus | 8/30/2018, 6 a.m.
GRTC is promising faster daily service on the Pulse bus rapid transit line, new service to Short Pump and more ...

In other changes, Three Chopt Route 75, Patterson Route 76, Grove Route 77 and Cary/Maymont Route 78 will have added service during the morning and evening rush hours and Route 78 will run an additional three hours, until 10 p.m. weeknights.

GRTC also will extend service on Belt/Bells/Ruffin Route 88 to 11 p.m. to improve service for Philip Morris employees, Ms. Pace stated.

The Laburnum Connector Route 91 also will have night and weekend service that is now not available as part of Henrico County’s increased transit spending, Ms. Pace stated.

In addition, routes that connect to the Pulse at Willow Lawn, including the Route 76, Route 77, Broad Street Route 50 and Patterson/Parham 79, will lay over at the Willow Lawn shelter, instead of on Markel Road, to be closer to the Pulse station.

In other changes, Route 2B from North Avenue no longer will circle the Chippenham Hospital grounds, but instead use a stop on Hioaks Road, Ms. Pace stated, while the Route 3 buses no longer will stop at 3rd and Marshall streets.

Bus service to Kings Dominion on the 102X Route also will be extended on a limited basis through the park’s new WinterFest, Nov. 23 through New Year’s Eve.