GRTC Update May 6, 2021

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GRTC remains Zero Fare with primarily Rear Door service.

Adult male passenger securing face mask before boarding the bus at the rear door
IMAGE: Passenger secures face mask before boarding Pulse bus at rear door. The Federal Mask Order remains in effect through September 13, 2021.

May 6, 2021
Please visit our website for the most recent COVID-19 information.

GRTC Detours Downtown: GRTC is required to detour many core routes Downtown during ongoing General Assembly Building construction. Detours are subject to change.

  • 9th St. Detours (planned until September 2021) affect Routes 2A/B/C (Northbound), 5 (Eastbound), 64x, and 82x.
  • Broad St. Detours and Temporary Stops (planned for at least one month) affect GRTC Pulse (Eastbound) & Routes 1A/B/C (Southbound), 2A/B/C (Southbound), 7A/B, 23x, 26x, 27x, & 29x.

Annual Spring A/C Blitz: GRTC’s federally-licensed mechanics are currently inspecting every bus’s air-conditioning system so you stay cool this Summer. Buses may experience a wider range of ambient conditions during this blitz. Please dress in layers to adjust to your comfort. Remember, we are still leaving a couple bus windows open to increase ventilation during the pandemic. Thank you for your patience.

ConnectRVA 2045: The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) asks for your input in helping them develop a long-range transportation plan, ConnectRVA 2045. Please take a moment to tell them what you think and help them better understand how to spend transportation funds: This survey deals specifically with funding decisions and they need your help in defining how money should be allocated.

More Opportunities to Plan: GRTC is currently working on a draft Regional Public Transportation Plan. Although expansion will likely not be implemented within the next year, we want to start gathering rider feedback on a list of identified routes to prioritize in a future expansion of service regionally. You can preview those routes beginning on slide 7 of this draft presentation, and share your input by emailing

May is Bike Month: Do you have a bike and want to ride GRTC? Check out our Bike Guide online for a step-by-step photo guide of how to load and unload your bike on a GRTC bus. We also have a short video available here: Welcome Aboard!

Two adult men loading their bikes onto the bike racks at the front of the bus
IMAGE: Two men loading their bikes onto a GRTC bike rack at the front of the bus.

Memorial Day: On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021, GRTC operates a Sunday schedule. There are a few routes that have additional service reductions; please check your route’s schedule online.

We Are Hiring Bus Operators: Have a safe driving record and enjoy working with people? GRTC is now hiring Bus Operators starting at $16.11 per hour, with top pay at $24.79 per hour, plus a generous pension contribution. Visit and apply today!

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You are welcome to connect with GRTC if you have questions.

GRTC’s office is closed to the public, and Lost and Found is by appointment only.