GRTC customers continue to benefit from new bus signs. Two of the three new types of signs were successfully installed in the transit system in 2015. The third and final type of sign was installed in March 2016 on select routes to gather public input. Public feedback about these new basic bus stop signs was overwhelmingly positive, and sign installation proceeded South of the James River Fall 2016 into Winter 2017. North of the James River sign removal and installation is expected to begin in August 2017.
IMPLEMENTATION AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2017: North of the James River bus stop locations, showing removed, moved and unchanged stops - interactive map
IMPLEMENTED ALREADY: South of the James River bus stop locations, showing removed, moved and unchanged stops - interactive map
GRTC's existing bus stop spacing policy adheres to the following guidelines from the GRTC Transit Development Plan 2012 - 2017:
Types of area in the table above are based on Richmond Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Analysis Zones for GRTC's local service area.
However, specific bus stop locations take into account safety, walkability, ADA, ridership, land-use, distance between stops, and on time performance considerations.
All of these signs make it even easier for riders to use transit in the Greater Richmond Area.