A milestone day is arriving soon. On June 24, 2018, a new public transit system will launch in the City of Richmond: one that will connect more people to more places, with more frequent service. With the Great Richmond Reroute:
- Every bus route in the city will change, with new names, new bus numbers and new schedules, with buses arriving every 15, 30 or 60 minutes.
- The new Pulse bus rapid transit (BRT) system will launch. This 7.6 mile route along Broad and Main Streets can take riders from Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn in just 37 minutes.
In the works since 2016, this overhaul is long overdue. Our city’s bus routes have essentially remained the same since the trolleys stopped running in the 1940s. With the new rerouting, our transit system can serve the needs of our dynamic community both now and for the years to come. We’ll help the businesses that rely on our transit system for both their workforce and their customers. And we’ll have a positive effect on the lives of the more than 20,000 people who currently ride the bus, bringing them the frequency and reliability they need. Watch this site for more details, as the future of our city is put into motion.