Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GRTC presentation on Transfer Center at Main Street Station

This meeting of Richmond City Council's Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee occurred on Tuesday March 17, 2009. John M. Lewis, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of GRTC, spoke to members of Council present [Doug Conner (9th) and Ellen Robertson (6th)] about the proposed Bus Transfer Center at Main St. Station in Shockoe Bottom. This video, includes an interesting [and glitchy] computer animation of what GRTC is proposing for the Transfer Center, namely a couple of long ramps running along the shed located directly behind the train station. On April 16, The Times-Dispatch ran an article entitled "Bus transfer station in Shockoe Bottom opposed." The article reported that the Richmond Slave Trail Commission, the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association, and Historic Shockoe Partnership oppose the project. Bruce Tyler, Councilman from the 1st District, has also been vocally opposed to the project as well.

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