Richmond Public Schools Ridership Program

GRTC, the City of Richmond, and Richmond Public Schools have entered into an agreement to provide unlimited transportation for Richmond Public School high school students on GRTC Local Richmond City Routes (including the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit) beginning October 1, 2018 through summer (if program funding is appropriated) at no cost to students.

Until official Pass Program IDs are distributed, youth still receive half fare riding any GRTC local route. (Express Routes do not offer reduced fare).




Who Qualifies for the Program?

  • All Richmond Public School High School students who return the permission form
  • All local routes (including the Pulse) are free for participating students to use
  • Valid GRTC/RPS ID required 

Pass Program Administrator

Kendra Norrell
Office: 804-358-3871 ext. 592

About Kendra

  • She has worked with RPS students since 2011 through non-profits and museums
  • Currently getting her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from VCU
  • Loves public transit, everywhere and hopes to see you on the bus

Which route should I take to my school?

Use our Trip Planner Tool or download our FREE GRTC App to track buses and plan your trips.

  • Armstrong High School – 12
  • Franklin Military Academy – 13
  • George Wythe High School – 2C or 20
  • Huguenot High School – 2A
  • John Marshall High School – 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B,2C
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School – 14
  • Open High School – 3A, 3B, 3C
  • Richmond Community High School – 2A, 2B, 2C, 20
  • Thomas Jefferson High School – 50 or 76

Can I use this on non-city local routes?

  • No, but students can use their GRTC/RPS ID Card to receive minor fare on all Non-City Local Routes
  • Minor fare is available with IDs with your photo, name, and date of birth

How do I replace a lost, broken, or stolen pass?

Upcoming Events

  • Code RVA ID Day – September 18th 

  • PLC ID Day – September 18th 

  • Armstrong ID Day – September 19th 

  • John Marshall ID Day – September 20th 

  • John Marshall ID Day – September 21st 

  • Open High School ID Day – September 24th

  • Franklin ID Day – September 25th

  • Appomattox ID Day – September 26th   

  • Huguenot Card Day – September 26th 

  • George Wythe ID Day – September 27th 

  • Armstrong ID Day – September 28th 

  • Open Make Up Day – October 1st   

  • Maggie L Walker ID Day – October 2nd 

  • Huguenot Card Day – October 2nd 

  • Community ID Day – October 3rd 

  • VCU Pathways RPS Students – October 4th 

  • Huguenot Card Day – October 4th 

  • John Marshall Make Up Day – October 5th 

  • Thomas Jefferson ID Day – October 9th 

  • Richmond Alternative School – TBD 

Previous Events

  • 8/31 Armstrong High School
  • 8/31 Franklin Military Academy Orientation
  • 8/30 Open High School Open House
  • 8/30 Huguenot High School Orientation
  • 8/21 Thomas Jefferson High School
  • 8/20 ART180
  • 8/14 Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • 8/9 Communities in Schools Richmond
  • 8/9 Richmond Community High School Orientation
  • 8/1 RVA Future Centers
  • 7/26 6 Points Innovation Center
  • 7/24 Mayor’s Youth Academy