GRTC to host public meetings
5/31/2019, 6 a.m.
Richmond’s public transit company will host two public meetings next week on route changes that are expected to take place in August, including a new route to serve the recently opened The Market @ 25th in Church Hill.
The first meeting will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in Room A of the Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road in South Side.
The second meeting will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the East End Branch of the Richmond Public Library, 1200 N. 25th St. in Church Hill.
GRTC officials stated the meetings are being held to solicit public feedback on creating a new grocery store route, adding Sunday service to the north-south Route 2B North Avenue/Jahnke/ Midlothian Turnpike and extending service on the 86 Broad Rock/Walmsley and 87 Bellemeade/Hopkins routes, both in South Side.
The service adjustments are expected to be in place by mid-August, GRTC officials said.
City Council came up with $800,000 in the 2019-20 budget to cover the cost of expanded bus service after initially rejecting service expansion on claims that GRTC was not doing enough to ensure people riding its Pulse service were paying. Those claims were later shown by GRTC officials to be false.