Public gives feedback on GRTC route extension in The Fan

Public gives feedback on GRTC route extension in The Fan
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A public meeting with the community and GRTC was held Wednesday to discuss concerns about a GRTC bus route extension that will go through The Fan neighborhood in the city.

The bus route extension started in September and is located on the east and westbound directions of Grove Avenue, with an average of a bus every 15 minutes.

According to residents, the bus route causes a number of safety concerns for bikers and walkers.

“We are in favor of public transit but not where it is completely unjustified due to low ridership and endangers our children and other pedestrians,” a Fan resident on Grove Avenue said in a letter.

Residents also say it reduces parking in the neighborhood.

GRTC said it received 76 public comments in favor of the updated Route 77, and 20 opposed.

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