Local transportation amends routes

Sophia Belletti
Staff Writer

During the bike race, VCU and the city of Richmond will be making slight alterations to students’ and residents’ access to transportation, housing and dining.

Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) buses will continue to operate during UCI, but routes will be modified to accommodate road closures and the race route.

On Sept. 21, a one-time-only special event pass will be available for $35 on the GTRC website for unlimited rides anywhere GRTC travels from Sept. 18-27.

For students who plan to travel between campuses, RamRide Campus Connector and buses connecting A/I Lot and M Lot to MCV will continue to run during the races. However, the schedules will be modified and routes will change to accommodate road closures.

VCU Parking and Transportation and the Office of Equity and Access Services will provide two ADA buses, one on each campus, to accommodate mobility-impaired students, staff and faculty, Monday through Friday. Call (804) 828-2890 to request pick-up.

RAMSafe will continue to run under normal hours, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day, except Sept. 25 during the “Conquer the Cobbles” event scheduled from 7-10 p.m. The area that will be covered by RAMSafe will be the area within the boundaries of Lombardy, Grace, Laurel, Broad, Goshen and Leigh streets.

Transloc.com will provide bus routes during race days.

The VCU and Richmond community is urged to consult  navigate.richmond2015.com when going out. The website provides parking information and locations to watch cyclists, in addition to updates on road closures and suggest alternate routes.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply