Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Help Choose the Name of RVA's New BRT Service


The City of Richmond encourages people throughout the Richmond region to complete a short online survey of proposed names for the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service.

A list of possible names for the BRT service was developed by the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC). You can help make the final decision by taking a short survey about the proposed names and you will also have an opportunity to suggest a name yourself. Click here to take the survey, now through January 1, 2015.

Everyone who completes the survey will be eligible for a random drawing to receive two tickets for the VCU Men’s Basketball game on January 7 or January 10, 2015. Fourteen pairs of tickets will be given away!

GRTC will unveil the name of the BRT service, logo and vehicle design in the spring of 2015. To learn more about GRTC’s BRT Service and sign up to follow BRT progress, please visit www.ridegrtc.com.

RVA’s first BRT line will be along a 7.6 mile corridor between Rocketts Landing and Willow Lawn. The new service is expected to open for business in October 2017. BRT buses will run frequently and make fewer stops, serving 14 stations that offer more amenities than traditional bus stops. To improve trip times even more, riders will pay for their trip before boarding the bus, using off-board payment stations.