GRTC eliminating some underperforming routes

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  Effective January 31, 2010, there will be several important changes to GRTC's fixed bus route service.  These changes reflect either a complete elimination or significant reduction of service along historically underperforming routes.  The service changes are as follows.

Routes that are being eliminated:

  • 13 Main Street/Church Hill
  • 20 Northside – Dill Road/Willow Lawn
  • 61 Broad Rock Shuttle
  • 65 Stony Point Fashion Park
  • 68 Lunch Time Express

Changes to schedules/routes:

Route 1/2 Monument/Patterson/Church Hill

  • With the elimination of Route 13, eastbound service will be re-directed to service Briel Street during weekdays and Saturdays.  It currently services this area during Sundays.

Route 11 Laurel/17th Street

  • Remove the Laurel (west end) portion.
  • New route name:  11 Oliver Hill/17th St.

Route 16 Westhampton

  • Days of operation:  Monday through Friday only.
  • Travel to University of Richmond during peak times only (5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.).
  • Will service the Thompson area and not travel to University of Richmond during mid-day operations.
  • Service will end at approximately 6:30 p.m.
  • New name:  16 – Grove Avenue

Route 22 Hermitage/Downtown/Westbrook

  • Operate during peak times only.

Route 67 Chippenham

  • Reduced trips.

How can riders get alternate routing information for those routes being eliminated?

Operators will advise riders to contact  Customer Service for assistance.

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