The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) celebrated the opening of its new Downtown Transfer Station (DTS) this morning. The event featured remarks from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, DRPT Director Jennifer DeBruhl, Henrico County Supervisor Tyrone Nelson, and GRTC CEO Sheryl Adams followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The official opening of DTS marks the end of years of development and construction in the creation of this historic first off-street home for transit in downtown Richmond. “This transfer station was built for our community,” said GRTC CEO Sheryl Adams “More than 5,000 passengers passed through the Transfer Plaza, and as we move into this new space and continue to expand and restore service, that number will only grow.”
Adams also thanked the Mayor and City Council for their continued support of transit –the DTS sits on a city-owned lot, and GRTC leases the space for $1 annually. She also referenced the Station’s rider-focused amenities, which include free public WIFI, electrified shelters, and real-time information, saying “It has never been easier to get where you want to go.”
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