GRTC Rider Update September 10, 2021

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GRTC Service Changes This Sunday!

Two passengers in scrubs wearing face masks ride a bus and point to something outside the window.IMAGE: Two passengers in scrubs wearing face masks ride a bus and point to something outside the window.
September 10, 2021

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Service Updates Effective September 12: GRTC service updates take effect Sunday, September 12, 2021, with continued pandemic service adjustments and routing changes on several routes. Riders are advised to expect fuller buses, especially during peak commute times, and to plan essential trips only. Public timetables will be available online beginning Sunday, and in area displays in September. Here are the most important changes:

Routes 3A/B/C – Routes are renamed; all prior references to “Jefferson Davis” are replaced with “Route 1” to be consistent with road name changes recently made by localities on US Route 1.

Route 3B/111 – The Route 111 in Chesterfield County merges with the Route 3B from the City of Richmond, forming one continuous bus route from Highland Park in the City of Richmond’s Northside to John Tyler Community College in Chesterfield County, using the 3B route designation. Passengers no longer need to transfer buses at the Food Lion. NOTE: the southern end-of-the-line remains at Tyler. Disregard route and stop information south of Tyler that may appear on trip planning applications like Google. Public Timetable (PDF)

Route 12 Church Hill – Route stop at the Temporary Transfer Plaza changes to Bay J. Public Timetable (PDF)

Route 14 Hermitage/East Main – Route stop at the Temporary Transfer Plaza changes to Bay H. Public Timetable (PDF)

Route 20 Orbital – Route uses Arthur Ashe Boulevard in both directions, no longer traveling into Scott’s Addition on W Marshall and W Clay. Public Timetable (PDF)

Route 77 Grove – Route detours off Grove Ave. between Robinson and Harrison; westbound buses travel on Main St., and eastbound buses travel on Cary St. Route frequency remains reduced at every 40 minutes during the pandemic. Public Timetable (PDF)

Express Route Adjustments
Buses are assigned again to each express route in service; vans will no longer operate trips.
Routes 23x, 26x, and 27x are consolidated with the 29x for additional trips with increased express demand in Henrico’s West End. There will only be Park-N-Ride service at the Gaskins Express lot located here. Do not park at the Parham/Fordson or Glenside/Cloverdale Park-N-Rides; there is no service there until further notice. To join a vanpool or carpool instead of using the 29x, please call John O’Keeffe at RideFinders at 804-474-9903.
Route 29x Gaskins Express – Route has additional trips to accommodate increased demand. Public Timetable (PDF)

Temporary Transfer Plaza Changes Coming Soon! Construction impacts on 9th St. will require Bay changes and shelter removals soon. The Public Safety Building nearby will be demolished, and GRTC will not be able to use existing Bay locations within the work zone. Shelters, benches and trash cans between Clay and Leigh Sts. will be removed, and Bay locations and assignments will change. Details on the new temporary bay locations, routes serving them, and customer seating and trash cans will be available later.

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