Richmond – The Richmond region has its first-ever microtransit zone! Monday, GRTC announced that LINK Microtransit, a new, on-demand public transit option, was opened to customers in the Azalea/Mechanicsville region.
Riders in the zone can order LINK rides via the GRTC On The Go app, available now for Apple and Android Users, providing new demand-response transportation options for parts of Richmond, Henrico County, and Hanover County.
LINK Microtransit is a pilot program that will eventually include five separate Microtransit zones. The first zone is heavily integrated with the existing GRTC network, providing direct access to GRTC Routes 1, 2 A/ B /C, 14, and 91. Like all GRTC fixed route buses, LINK is fare-free, and there is no cap on the number of rides a passenger can take.
Passengers are encouraged to start using LINK immediately for all travel purposes. The zone will be operating from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday, including election day.
GRTC will also be hosting a ribbon cutting and meet the bus event to celebrate the service's official launch on Mondy, November 13, at 10:30 AM at the Ginter Park Library - now connected via LINK!