Public Outreach

OUTREACH PLAN
(Page updated March 29, 2017)

Ashley Mason, GRTC Marketing and Public Relations Specialist (BRT) is conducting ongoing, in-person outreach along the entire Pulse corridor. These outreach activities complement ongoing meetings with specific property owners, neighborhood and business associations, as well as our quarterly Public Meetings. A record is kept of every touch made, and feedback is documented after each outreach day. When a connection is made, the outreach specialist provides a folder with information about the current status of the project, FAQs, feedback forms and contact information.  The specialist gathers the connection’s contact information, logs the date of the visit, and any comments provided during the meeting. Ms. Mason serves as the personal connection for each touch along the corridor, building relationships and two-way communication lines. This will enhance GRTC’s responsiveness to the needs of the communities we serve.

During construction, outreach is also supported by City of Richmond staff and LANE.

If you would like to meet with the Pulse team, please email your request to brt@ridegrtc.com, including the requested date, time, duration, location, and any other specific request. The Pulse representative will provide informational folders, update the status of the project, answer questions and receive feedback.

Summer 2016 Public Outreach Plan (PDF)


We want to hear from you! Email us brt@ridegrtc.com

Contact Information:

Ashley Mason, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist - BRT
amason@ridegrtc.com
804-358-3871, ext 364

Carrie Rose Pace, Director of Communications - GRTC
crosepace@ridegrtc.com
804-358-3871, ext 354

GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit) Website:
http://www.ridegrtc.com/brt

GRTC Pulse Blog:
http://grtcpulse.blogspot.com/

Connect with us on social media:
www.facebook.com/rideGRTC
www.twitter.com/GRTCtransit
www.instagram.com/rideGRTC


GRTC Pulse Meetings to Date

The following are BRT/GRTC Pulse-related meetings that have occurred, whether an official Public Meeting, or a neighborhood meeting or group presentation.

These are in order from most recent to oldest.

March 14, 2017: Falls of the James - Sierra Club

February 15, 2017: Commercial Real Estate Women Presentation

February 6, 2017: First District Council Town Hall Meeting

November 7, 2016: Oxford Homeowners Association Meeting

November 1, 2016: Downtown Neighborhood Association Meeting

October 25, 2016: Public Information Meeting #12

September 26, 2016: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Presentation

September 20, 2016: ULI and GRACRE joint breakfast event

September 12, 2016: VCU Joint Student Government Council

September 10, 2016: Virginia Environmental Assembly

September 1, 2016: Community Resource Fair, Mount Calvary Church, Fulton

July 18 & 19, 2016: Public Information Meeting #11

June 14, 2016: Greater Fulton Hill Civic Association Presentation

June 2, 2016: Midlothian Business Alliance

May 24, 2016: Robinson Street Association Presentation

May 19, 2016: Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia Conference Presentation

April 26 & 27, 2016: Public Information Meeting #10

April 19, 2016: Downtown Neighborhood Association Presentation

January 20, 2016: Route Modifications & East End Connections Presentation Family Resource Center, Public Meeting #9

January 19, 2016: Route Modifications & East End Connections Presentation Neighborhood Resource Center, Public Meeting #9

January 4, 2016: MPACT Presentation Second Precinct

December 10, 2015: Colonial Heights Rotary Club Presentation

December 9, 2015: Mechanicsville Rotary Club Presentation 

November 18, 2015: MPACT Presentation First Precinct

November 13, 2015: Bon Air Rotary Club Presentation

November 11, 2015: St. Expeditus Catholic Business Group (Richmond, VA) Presentation

November 6, 2015: Urban Design Committee Presentation

October 26 & 27, 2015: Public Meeting #8

October 6, 2015: Community Conversation on Transportation (hosted by the Valentine Museum)

September 23, 2015: MPACT Presentation First Precinct

September 22, 2015: Edgehill Civic Association Presentation

September 21, 2015: MPACT Presentation Second Precinct

September 21, 2015: Newtowne West Association Presentation

September 17, 2015: MPACT Presentation Fourth Precinct

September 17, 2015: Bellemeade Civic Association Presentation

September 15, 2015: Church Hill Association Presentation

September 15, 2015: Forest Hill Neighborhood Association Presentation

September 10, 2015: MPACT Presentation Third Precinct

September 8, 2015: Carillon Civic Association Presentation

September 8, 2015: Battery Park Civic Association Presentation

September 8, 2015: Planning Commission Presentation on the 30% Conceptual Design

September 2, 2015: Henrico North Rotary Club Presentation

August 27, 2015: Brandermill Rotary Club Presentation

August 20, 2015: Urban Design Committee Presentation

August 14, 2015: Ardent Brewery Presentation

August 13, 2015: Transit Advisory Group (TAG) Presentation

August 13, 2015: Richmond Business Council Cabinet Presentation (Greater Richmond Chamber)

August 6, 2015: Venture Richmond Pulse Briefing (Downtown Management Team meeting)

August 6, 2015: Innsbrook Rotary Club Presentation

August 1, 2015: Henrico County Community Day (Pulse informational table for one-on-one communications)

July 27 & 28, 2015: Public Meeting #7

July 20, 2015: Randolph Neighborhood Association Presentation

July 20, 2015: Western Henrico Rotary Club Presentation

June 30, 2015: Carver Area Civic Improvement League Presentation

June 10, 2015: Urban Land Institute Presentation

June 4, 2015: Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization Presentation

June 2, 2015: Short Pump Rotary Club Presentation.

May 13, 2015: Petersburg Rotary Club Presentation.

May 5, 2015: Rocketts Landing Association Presentation.

April 28, 2015: Multi-Neighborhood Association Meeting. Groups represented: West Grace Street Association, Church Bethlehem, Coliseum Loft Deli/Market, Museum District Association, Midtown, Fan District Association, SIR Research, MAPS, Byrd Park, Fan Area Business Alliance. Location: DMV Broad Street Cafeteria.

April 21, 2015: Historic Jackson Ward Association Presentation.

April 20, 2015: Museum District Association Presentation

April 18, 2015: Participated in RVA Rapid Transit Canvass the Corridor

April 15, 2015: Sports Backers Meeting

April 15, 2015: RideFinders Employer Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Presentation

April 13, 2015: Jefferson Terrace and Sauer Gardens Presentation

April 6 & 7, 2015: Public Meeting #6

April 6, 2015: Richmond Kiwanis Club Presentation

April 1, 2015: Joint City of Richmond and Henrico County Business Council Presentation

March 20, 2015: MPACT Presentation at Byrd Park Round House

February 11, 2015: Presentation to Gumenick Properties

February 9, 2015: Fan District Association and West Grace Street Merchants Association meeting

February 2, 2015: MPACT Presentation at Southside Community Services Center

January 29, 2015: Church Hill Association and five other East End civic associations, including Union Hill

January 26 & 27, 2015: Public Meeting #5

January 14, 2015: Museum District Association and Scott’s Addition Business Association

December 22, 2014: Richmond Police Department

December 8, 2014: Sandston Rotary Club Presentation

May 20 & 21, 2014: Public Meeting #4

August 27, 2013: Public Meeting #3

October 19 & 20, 2010: Public Meeting #2

February 24 & 25, 2010: Public Meeting #1

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