If you need some transportation help getting to your polling place, GRTC and Lyft are here to help.
Thanks to one local car salesman, a Vietnam War-era veteran now has a reliable mode of transportation he so desperately needed.
The new bus rapid transit system now carries more than 6,000 riders daily, exceeding and almost doubling the goal of 3,500 daily riders officials aimed for.
The Ditch Your Car program is an initiative that will give a limited number of local vehicle owners $360 worth of transportation credit to give up their cars for 30 days beginning October 8th in favor of getting around town via Lyft rides and GRTC buses.
The draft legislation must now be approved by City Council. It goes before committee September 24th.
The first will take place today, August 27th at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center at noon; a second meeting in the West End is Thursday.
Crews were called to the center in the 5600 block of W. Broad Street around 9:00 AM for reports of a young male, who was reportedly walking home after a shift at the nearby McDonalds, struck by a motorist.
“In Charlie, we are incredibly fortunate to have not only a professional with a wealth of transportation knowledge but also a familiar face to the GRTC family, said GRTC Board Chair Gary Armstrong.
According to the Department of Emergency Communications computer-aided dispatch system, the buttons generated 95 calls to 911 from May 5th to July 30th. Of those, 85 were silent.
Every month, starting in August, Lyft will award one non-profit $1,000 in Lyft ride credits to ease transportation challenges and support their work to create positive change in the Richmond region. Over $1.5 million is committed to the program and others like it over the next year nationally.