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. The Pulse earned a Bronze Standard BRT rating by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
Riding the GRTC Pulse is easy, but by reviewing this information, you'll learn how to ride the Pulse.
There are two types of stations – ones on the curbside, and ones in the middle of the road at signalized intersections.
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.
While on-board, GRTC offers FREE wifi access! Review other tips for your trip.
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 with the new GRTC Pulse service is easy and provides safer travel than ever before on Broad and Main Streets.