How To Ride GRTC Pulse

GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that serves a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County. GRTC Pulse is jointly sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond Health System and VCU Health System. The Pulse links to many exciting destinations, businesses, services and restaurants. Service began Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Riding the Pulse: Overview

Riding the GRTC Pulse is easy, but by reviewing this information, you'll learn how to ride the Pulse.

Pulse Stations & Boarding

There are two types of stations – ones on the curbside, and ones in the middle of the road at signalized intersections.

Paying to Ride the Pulse

Once at a Pulse station, you can conveniently purchase most bus fares at the ticket vending machine. The fare to ride the Pulse is the same as local routes, including reduced fare for eligible customers. With a variety of ways to pay, please have your fare ready prior to departure.

Riding the Pulse

While on-board, GRTC offers FREE wifi access! Review other tips for your trip

Connecting With Bikes

GRTC Pulse connects cyclists to many popular biking destinations along the route. There are three easy ways to connect between the Pulse and a bike: load your own bike onto the front of the Pulse; park your bike at a Pulse station; or borrow one of the RVA Bike Share bikes conveniently located near several Pulse stations.

Sharing the Road

Sharing the road with the new GRTC Pulse service is easy and provides safer travel than ever before on Broad and Main Streets.