Familiar Concept |
High Coverage Concept |
High Ridership Concept
Spectrum of Choices for Richmond's Transit Network
The triangle visualizes the decision space available in the spectrum of choices for Richmond’s Transit Network. Each Concept frames an extreme end of the spectrum. Therefore the public, elected officials and Stakeholders can clearly visualize how different goals result in different network designs. All concepts are just that, concepts. They are
not proposals or recommendations. After getting input from the public, stakeholders and elected officials, the study team will then develop a proposal for a new network.
What's common to each concept?
All can be run within the expected 2017-2018 budget for bus operations in the city.
All have been planned for seamless connections to the Pulse BRT.
All run on clock face scheduling principles. All bus routes run on standard 15, 20, 30 or 60 minute frequencies. This means a rider can remember a schedule easily because the bus will always come at standard intervals.
The High Ridership and High Coverage Concepts both assume that buses run 20% faster than they do today. This means more budget can be spent running more service, instead of running slower service. But it would require changing the spacing of GRTC bus stops. Instead of a stop every one block, there would be a stop every three blocks.
What do you think?
We want you to take time to think about these choices. You can explore more about these options on our
Compare page. We will have a complete online survey available in mid-July. In the meantime, you can let us know what you think by providing comments through the
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