Give the Bus Rapid Transit service the name it deserves — and maybe win VCU basketball tickets

Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 16, 2014

Richmond, VA –  The Pulse? The Rapid? The Current? Those are three of the names GRTC Transit System is considering for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that will connect Rocketts Landing to Willow Lawn.

The City of Richmond plans to launch a rapid bus transit service in 2017 that will run frequently and make fewer stops, but the service needs a name and the city wants resident input.

Residents can complete a short online survey of proposed names developed by the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) for the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service.

You can help make the final decision by taking a short survey and you can also take the opportunity to suggest a name yourself. Click here to take the survey, now through January 1, 2015.

Everyone who completes the survey will be eligible for a random drawing to receive two tickets for the VCU Men’s Basketball game on January 7 or January 10, 2015. Fourteen pairs of tickets will be given away.

This will be Richmond’s first BRT line, and it will travel a 7.6 mile corridor between Rocketts Landing and Willow Lawn. The new service is expected to open for business in October 2017.

BRT buses will run frequently and make fewer stops, serving 14 stations that offer more amenities than traditional bus stops. To improve trip times even more, riders will pay for their trip before boarding the bus, using off-board payment stations.

GRTC will unveil the name of the BRT service, logo and vehicle design in the spring of 2015. To learn more about GRTC’s BRT Service and sign up to follow BRT progress, please visit