In a recent VCU survey, 95.4% of students and employees expressed support for a continuation of the existing transportation agreement VCU and GRTC have been piloting since August 2018. Since January, VCU community members have accounted for approximately 12% of GRTC’s total ridership, averaging 87,400 trips a month.
Neglected, overgrown, and tucked away deep in the woods of the East End of Richmond surrounded by two landfills, Historic Evergreen Cemetery was easy to miss. That is destined to change now that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded this sacred site official designation as “a site of memory associated with the Slave Route Project”—one of the first in the world.
The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary along the city’s historic downtown riverfront the weekend of October 11-13, 2019. The region’s favorite music event today announced the first 10 artists of what will once again be a culturally diverse program of music and dance traditions, from Tuareg guitar to Cajun.
Hurricanes Michael and Florence left in their trail unprecedented destruction across the Carolinas in 2018, and with many of Virginia’s southern neighbors still picking up the pieces nearly a year later, experts across the commonwealth are urging Virginians to be prepared so that the same fate doesn’t befall their state in 2019.
GRTC Transit System picked up the Virginia Transit Association’s Unsung Hero and Outstanding Public Transportation Marketing Awards, with an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Community Program, as announced last week at the 2019 Annual Transit Conference in Portsmouth, VA hosted by the Virginia Transit Association.