Doing our part to help the environment takes heroic actions by each of us. That's why RideFinders strives to keep you informed about the latest news in smart transportation choices, how it affects us, and simple changes that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.
Join us for a public meeting to learn how Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will provide rapid, reliable transit service and increase overall mobility on Broad Street. This final set of public meetings will present the Recommended Alternative for BRT, its benefits, anticipated costs and impacts.
Since the last meeting in August 2013, the study team has:
During this public meeting, you will have an opportunity to review detailed displays and discuss the Recommended Alternative with the team. If you are unable to make a meeting, information about the Recommended Alternative will be available on the study website by May 20, 2014.
Mark Your Calendar
These informal public meetings are identical and will be held from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are ADA and transit accessible. DRPT and GRTC strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate. For special assistance call 804-358-4782 or TDD 711 by May 15, 2014.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6-8pm
Main Street Station- 2nd Floor
Parking: Free parking is available at the lot at 15th & E. Franklin Street (located on the west side of the main entrance). Please refer to the parking map link provided and do not park in reserved spaces.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6-8pm
Department of Motor Vehicles -
(DMV-Beside the Science Museum)
Parking: Free parking available in the parking lot in front of the building.
Learn About Bus Rapid Transit (Federal Transit Administration site)
Study website: http://study.ridegrtc.com
Is your company a Charter 2015 member? Richmond 2015 and RideFinders have partnered together for Charter 2015, a program that recognizes and encourages businesses and organizations within the region to be more bike-friendly.
Employers who encourage their employees to consider biking as a commute option, offer bike related facilities at their site and provide bike education programs are some of the ways they are making their business site bike-friendly!
It's easy for your company or organization to become a member. Join the growing list of employers that have become members. Visit www.charter2015.com or call RideFinders at 804-643-7433 for more information.
Calling All Volunteers! Richmond 2015 needs you to make the 2014 USA Cycling National Collegiate Championships a huge success!
Richmond 2015 is seeking committed individuals to serve as course marshals during the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals Friday, May 2nd, Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, 2014. The course marshal role is considered to be the "best seat in the house" as they're literally on the race route, assisting race organizers with crowd control and traffic safety as the racers speed by.
Each volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt to commemorate the event, snacks and drink during their shift and a 15% discount code to use on Richmond 2015 merchandise. In addition, if you volunteer for 2014, Richmond 2015 will set you up with your first choice of volunteer role for the 2015 World Championships when the best men and women cyclists, from all over the world, race through the streets of the Richmond region.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), GRTC Transit System's CARE service provides curb-to-curb paratransit services to citizens with disabilities who may not be reasonably able to use GRTC fixed route bus service in the Richmond Region. CARE service is available in the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and portions of Chesterfield County. Pre-purchased tickets are the only accepted form of payment on CARE vans.
RideFinders provides the convenience to area employers to purchase CARE tickets at the Commuter Store located at 1013 East Main Street in downtown Richmond. This is an excellent way to support the commute trips of eligible workforce members. Employers can request an easy to use order form to order CARE tickets for their employees by calling RideFinders at 804-643-7433 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees can then conveniently return the order form via fax or email with the contact information provided. RideFinders accepts cash, check or credit card (a 3% convenience fee applies) for CARE ticket purchases. A book of 6 tickets is $18.00 and a book of 10 tickets is $30.
For more information on how to purchase CARE tickets, call RideFinders at 804-643-7433 or visit the Commuter Store. For more information on the CARE program, visit www.ridegrtc.com .
TRANSPORTATION FRINGE BENEFITS UPDATE
The monthly limit on the amount that may be excluded from an employee's income for qualified parking benefits is as follows:
Parking: 2014 -$250.00 per month
Transit/Vanpool: 2014- $130.00 per month
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