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Richmond & Public Transportation
June 19 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm| Free
Public transportation is taking off in Richmond. The Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has arrived on Broad street. New bike lanes criss-cross the city, and the GRTC has redesigned routes, and expanded its range into surrounding counties. In this discussion we’ll talk about how new projects are impacting the city, and what still needs to change to make Richmond accessible and connected.
Max Hepp-Buchanan – Director, Bike Walk RVA
In addition to advocating for the growth of biking and walking infrastructure in Greater Richmond through Bike Walk RVA, Hepp-Buchanan is a Richmond City Planning Commissioner, and A commissioner on the City Safe and Healthy Streets Commission. He is one of the leading voices for people powered transportation in Richmond.
Ross Catrow – Advocate and Organizer, RVA Rapid Transit Catrow is an advocate and organizer for frequent and far-reaching public transportation in Richmond. He spends a lot of time meeting with and writing to citizens, local leaders and policy makers about the importance of good public transportation. Catrow understands the intricacies of transportation policy, and can help our audience make sense of this complex subject.
Carrie Pace Rose – Director of Communications, Greater Richmond Transit Company
As GRTC’s official spokesperson, Carrie engages the community and media about what’s new and next in transit. Carrie will be able to represent the views of Richmond’s municipal transit organization, and address concerns and questions voiced by Ross, Max and our audience members.