Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)

Richmond, VA 23224


About Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)


301 East Belt Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23224

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GRTC Transit System is a non-profit transit system serving every sector of the Richmond region.

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Shared Mobility

GRTC launches microtransit pilot program

Nov. 7, 2023
LINK Microtransit is a pilot program that will eventually include five separate microtransit zones.

GRTC Board of Directors approves Locally Preferred Alternative for North/South Pulse BRT line

Oct. 13, 2023
The GRTC Board of Directors' decision sets the agency on a path to a more detailed traffic planning, route design and environmental impact study.

Stefan Marks joins GRTC as chief development officer

Oct. 3, 2023
Marks offers 30 years of experience and leadership to GRTC as the agency works to grow and expand its transit services.

GRTC cuts ribbon on new Downtown Transfer Station

Sept. 14, 2023
The official opening of GRTC's Downtown Transfer Station marks the end of years of development and construction in the creation of the first off-street home for transit in downtown...
Signage and Displays

GRTC awards new contract to Connectpoint for multiple digital signage products

March 31, 2023
The products include Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop displays that will be deployed throughout the transit system.
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GRTC Board selects Sheryl Adams as new chief executive officer

Jan. 18, 2023
Adams, who has been with GRTC for 24 years and was the agency’s interim CEO, becomes the first African American woman in a leadership role for GRTC.
Fare Collection

GRTC extends Zero-Fare pilot program through 2024

Dec. 21, 2022
The agency cites a 15 percent uptick in ridership since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, strong public support and the importance of transit equity as the reason for continuing...
Fare Collection

GRTC receives approval to close transit gaps in rural and suburban areas of Richmond through microtransit

Dec. 20, 2022
GRTC will get $4.06 million from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Transit Ridership Incentive Program to fund the three-year pilot program.
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

DRPT Transit Ridership Incentive Program to fund three projects that expand transit services in Virginia

TRIP already supports zero or reduced fare at eight agencies, as well as four regional connectivity projects around the commonwealth.
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

More GRTC bus stops to have shelters and seating by 2027

Sept. 29, 2022
Under a plan approved by the agency's board of directors, GRTC will install 160 shelters and 225 benches over five years.

Articles & News


LTD opens new customer service center, GRTC’s new Downtown Transit Station set for Sept. 10 opening

Aug. 18, 2023
Both new facilities will provide a new experience for riders, making traveling using public transit easier and more accessible.
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Julie Timm has been recommended as the next CEO of Sound Transit; she currently serves as the CEO of GRTC Transit System in Richmond, Va.

Julie Timm recommended to serve as Sound Transit CEO

June 3, 2022
The Sound Transit Board will consider the recommendation at its June 23 meeting.
Shared Mobility

GRTC pilots new on-demand service

The service is to help serve riders who are impacted by the agency’s temporary halt in operations overnight on some routes due to labor shortages.
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GRTC CEO Julie Timm greets Paul Comfort at their Richmond facility. Paul and his colleague KJ Reynolds were the first outside visitors to the building in a year.

Transit is Resilient

April 20, 2021
While COVID-19 has dealt a gut punch to the public transportation industry in terms of ridership and revenue, transit agencies are resilient and adapting to meet the changing ...
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GRTC readies to mark one-year anniversary of Pulse bus service

June 21, 2019
The Pulse is now GRTC’s busiest bus route and carries an average of nearly 7,000 riders every weekday, double the service’s initial goal of 3,500.

Projects Opening in 2017

Feb. 10, 2017
The following projects are opening in 2017: Heavy Rail Bay Area Rapid Transit extension to Warm Springs [] Bay Area Rapid Transit...

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GRTC announces new paratransit partner

Sept. 23, 2022
National Express Transit, a complete mobility solutions partner, will begin a new partnership with the agency in October.
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GRTC welcomes Dexter Hurt as new director of information technology

Sept. 19, 2022
Hurt contains a wealth of project leadership experience, having worked more than 28 years as a certified technology professional
A rendering of GRTC's Downtown Transfer Station that will improve bus transfers.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

GRTC begins construction on Downtown Transfer Station

Sept. 13, 2022
The $2.2 million facility will accommodate 12 bus bays and be completed by the spring of 2023.
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GRTC welcomes new director of communications and marketing

June 27, 2022
Mike Frontiero is a veteran community engagement, marketing and communications leader from the non-profit field.
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GRTC welcomes new director of planning and scheduling

Jan. 13, 2022
Sam Sink will oversee bus route planning, schedules and at-stop infrastructure.
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GRTC prepares for Downtown Transfer Plaza update

Jan. 11, 2022
Several bus bays will relocate to 9th, Clay and 8th Streets in early 2022.
State and local funding will support a three-year zero fare study on GRTC's system starting in July 2022.
Fare Collection

GRTC lands state grant to study zero-fare impacts

Dec. 22, 2021
The three-year study will evaluate benefits, impacts and sustainability of zero fares, as well as alternative fare collection methods.

GRTC welcomes new director of equitable innovation, legislative policy

Aug. 23, 2021
Joe Dillard Jr. will assume the newly created role at GRTC starting Sept. 3.

GRTC continues zero fare operations for another year

June 16, 2021
GRTC Board of Directors authorized the FY22 budget supporting ongoing fareless rides through June 2022.