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Talk with the city about transit

The City invites residents, businesses and stakeholders to a series of public meetings that will be the first of three phases of outreach as part of the Richmond Transit Network Plan.

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The City, in cooperation with GRTC Transit System, wants to involve residents in balancing the city’s many transit goals and needs. Implementation of Bus Rapid Transit – GRTC Pulse – has created new enthusiasm for transit in the city, and raises important questions about how the rest of the transit routes can best serve the city once the Pulse begins operations.

The City invites residents, businesses and stakeholders to a series of public meetings that will be the first of three phases of outreach as part of the Richmond Transit Network Plan. This plan will analyze the current bus routes and ask the public to weigh tradeoffs in how transit could serve the city. In future phases, the study team will develop a range of route options for the city’s bus routes and seek feedback from the community on those route options. The result of the technical assessment and community process will be a Transit Network Plan for the City of Richmond that will provide recommendations on the city’s bus routes that may be implemented beginning in 2017.

Four public meetings have been scheduled to kick off the planning process. The meetings will offer the community an opportunity to:

  • Learn details of the planning process.
  • Discover how the transit system has been performing in Richmond.
  • Understand how transit in Richmond compares to other regions.
  • Learn how different transit goals might affect the design of a network of bus
  • Consider tradeoffs in how a network of bus routes can be designed.
  • Provide feedback on what goals transit should be trying to achieve.
  • Have discussions with the project team.

The public is welcome to attend any of these public meetings:

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Public meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. The City of Richmond strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require assistance to participate. For special assistance, residents should call Amy Inman at (804) 646-5871 or TDD 711 at least 72 hours in advance of each meeting. Si usted necesita servicios de traducción a participar, por favor manda un email: [email protected]

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Short Pump, Tuckahoe make list of America’s most “Lewd-Sounding Town Names”

We love these “top cities” lists across the board, and this one made us laugh.

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From Estately:

Recently, we here at Estately Real Estate Search published a map and article detailing the oddest town names in each state. Immediately afterwards we were subjected to relentless online criticism for omitting a handful of town names that sounded sexual or obscene in nature. We would like to apologize to everyone we let down, especially the good people from the towns of Intercourse, Blue Balls, Climax, etc.

In order to make things right, we’ve created a new map using only the lewdest, most sexualized town names. To do this, we placed our minds in the gutter and spent days looking over detailed maps and scrutinizing the names of all cities, towns, and unincorporated communities for anything that sounded even remotely sexual or perverse. For the sake of time, we intentionally omitted natural features like Little Dick Lake in Minnesota, as well neighborhoods, such as Mianus in Connecticut. If we’ve left out any names of cities, towns, or unincorporated communities we sincerely apologize and ask that you kindly let us know in the comments. We will update our list accordingly because we intend this to forever be TheMaster List of the Most Obscene Town Names in America.

The full list of Virginia names includes Allison Gap, Assawoman, Bloxom, Brightwood, Bumpass, Fancy Gap, Onancock, Pound, Short Pump, and Tuckahoe.

Check out the full nationwide list here and prepare to snicker like a middle schooler.

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Henrico Police seek commercial robbery suspect

Do you have any information on this crime?

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From Henrico Police:

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 9:50 AM, Henrico Police responded to the 8000 block of Villa Park Drive for a commercial robbery.  The victim reported that a black male entered the business, approached the counter, and demanded currency.  The victim complied and the suspect exited the business on foot.  The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 40 years of age, and approximately 6’ in height.  The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  Photographs of the suspect can be seen below.

Henrico County Police Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by their tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Volunteers sought for Scott’s Addition cleanup this Saturday

This month’s meetup takes place at the Hofheimer Building. All supplies will be provided.

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RVA Clean Sweep is seeking volunteers for their monthly Scott’s Addition cleanup to be held Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 AM. All cleanup supplies will be provided, but the group asks volunteers to bring a water bottle, to wear closed toed shoes, and to dress accordingly for the activity. Cleanups last approximately an hour.

The Hofheimer Building is located at 2818 West Broad Street.

Learn more and RSVP here.

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