GRTC Celebrates Grand Opening of Transit Museum

RICHMOND, Va. (April 15, 2015) – GRTC is excited to announce the Grand Opening of the new Transit Museum featuring “RIDE: Public Transit in Richmond Since 1888.”

The private unveiling will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the GRTC Transit System Headquarters. Members of the media are invited to attend. 

Following the Grand Opening, the public may schedule tours of the museum through Carrie Rose Pace, GRTC Public Relations Manager. Email your request to crosepace@ridegrtc.com or call 804-358-3871, ext. 354. We encourage schools, civic groups and transit enthusiasts to schedule a visit! Scheduled visitors will not only get to explore the museum, but also go behind-the-scenes at GRTC to see how transit operates today.  The museum is located at GRTC Headquarters, 301 East Belt Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23224. For facility security purposes, tours are by appointment only.

“RIDE: Public Transit in Richmond Since 1888” is an exhibition curated by the University of Richmond class, “Busing in America,” with support from the GRTC Transit System and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. Many historic partners assisted in the development of this museum, and you will see their contributions in the museum.

We are also thrilled to have two well-known transit historians on board as museum docents. Bruce Korusek and Doug Riddell will serve as docents for scheduled tours, offering a wealth of personal experience and sharing stories during these interactive visits.

We look forward to saying, “Welcome Aboard!” at the GRTC Transit Museum!

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