North-South BRT Corridor Study

GRTC is planning the future of high-capacity transit in the Richmond Region. Building on the success of Pulse’s Broad Street route, GRTC is studying potential corridors for a second route running from north to south and connecting to the Broad Street route in Downtown Richmond. GRTC is coordinating with the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County to determine a route that optimizes regional ridership, accessibility, and equity. This project focuses on getting to an alignment that makes sense as a next step in growing Richmond’s BRT network.

The study area includes U.S. 1 between Virginia Center Commons and Chester, U.S. 60 from Downtown Richmond to Westchester Commons, and U.S. 360 from Downtown Richmond to Commonwealth Center Parkway. GRTC will evaluate how this north-south route will cross the James River, using either the Route 1 Bridge, the Manchester Bridge, or the Mayo Bridge. The ultimate recommendation at the end of this step of the planning process will be a potential north-south BRT alignment along some combination of the corridors being studied. The decision on where to start first will help us as we move forward with funding and design of the potential route.

This step of the planning process is just the first in a series of steps that must be approved before actual construction of the project can begin.  Once an alternative is selected, GRTC will begin the environmental review process, and develop cost and ridership estimates.  GRTC will conduct public outreach at each step in the process.  

Story Map
To learn more about the study and help us plan this new north-south line, click through the following Story Map 

Open House

Join us at an in-person open house to see the remaining alternatives and discuss the final steps for identifying a potential north-south BRT route.

Open houses are from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with a brief presentation at 6 pm.

Monday, July 24
Southside Community Services Center
4100 Hull Street Road North
Richmond, VA 23224

Bus Stops:
Southside Plaza (Routes 1A/B/C, 86, 87, 88)
Belt Blvd. & Southside Plaza (Routes 2C and 20)

Wednesday, July 26
Richmond Main Street Station
1500 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Bus Stops:
Main & 17th (Route 14)
Main Street Station (Pulse)

GRTC strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact GRTC’s ADA Coordinator at (804) 358-3871 x434 or for more information. Para información en español, llame al (804) 358-3871 x434.

Study Fact Sheet

Study Timeline

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