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The Pulse will run 7.6 miles on Broad Street between Willow Lawn and Rocketts Landing. The project has a fixed completion date set for June 30, 2018.

Major Initiatives

Transit and Transportation Demand Management

Transit Service Delivery Advisory Committee 

  • During the 2013 General Assembly Session, the Transit Service Delivery Advisory Committee (TSDAC) was established by SB1140 to advise DRPT in the development of a distribution process for transit capital and operating funds.  The committee consists of representatives from the Virginia Transit Association (VTA), Community Transportation Association of Virginia (CTAV), Virginia Municipal League (VML), Virginia Association of Counties (VACO), and DRPT. For more information click here.

Transit Capital Project Revenue Advisory Board

  • During the 2016 General Assembly Session, the Transit Capital Project Revenue Advisory Board was established by HB 1359 within DRPT to examine the effects of the loss of state transit capital funds, identify additional sources of revenue, and develop proposals for prioritization of transit capital funds. The committee consists of representatives from the Virginia Transit Association (VTA), Community Transportation Association of Virginia (CTAV), Virginia Municipal League (VML), Virginia Association of Counties (VACO), and DRPT. For more information, click here.

I-66/Route 29

Dulles Corridor Metrorail

  • The purpose of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is to provide high-quality, high-capacity transit service in the Dulles Corridor. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in cooperation with DRPT, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Fairfax County, and Loudoun County is working to construct a 23.1-mile extension of Metrorail in the rapidly growing Dulles Corridor in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Virginia. Phase 1 was completed in Summer of 2014, with the Silver Line providing rail service connecting downtown Washington with Tysons Corner and Reston.  The project is now entering the second and final phase, extending the Silver Line into Reston Town Center, Herndon, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606, and Ashburn. For questions or additional information regarding this Project, please contact the project office at (703) 572-0500 or at info@dullesmetro.comYou can also visit the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project website at dullesmetro.com, or visit the MWAA website at mwaa.com.

I-66 Inside the Beltway

I-66 Outside the Beltway

Regional

GRTC Pulse

  • Bus rapid transit systems provide frequent, reliable travel that allows a greater movement of people along a corridor without depending solely on cars and parking. With DRPT’s support and encouragement, GRTC submitted a request for federal funding to advance the project.  In September 2014, GRTC was awarded a $24.9 million federal TIGER grant towards construction of Richmond's bus rapid transit system. 

    The project, named GRTC Pulse, will run 7.6 miles on Broad Street between Willow Lawn in Henrico County and Rocketts Landing in Richmond. There will be 14 stations and over three miles of dedicated travel lanes. The contract executed with Lane Construction Corporation has a fixed completion date of June 30, 2018. 

    A hotline is now available for updates on construction and expected impacts along the route. That number is (804) 980-0084. You can find up-to-date information here. Have questions on GRTC Pulse? See Frequently Asked Questions. For more on the project, click here

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