About

As students and employees at an urban campus, we are interconnected with the city, and access to public transportation helps link people, communities and opportunities. VCU’s partnership with GRTC began in 2018 with a year-long pilot. During that year, VCU surveyed students and employees, monitored ridership, and conducted extensive outreach for feedback about a long-term partnership with GRTC. We saw dramatic shifts in ridership from the Campus Connector, VCU’s former intracampus shuttle, to GRTC and consistently received support for the partnership and the city-wide access it provides. In fact, more than 95% of students and employees surveyed said that VCU should continue a partnership with GRTC. In 2019, VCU and GRTC entered into a multiyear agreement to provide unlimited transportation access for VCU students and employees and the two entities continue to work together to improve service and adapt to changes.

The GRTC network provides VCU students and employees greater access to VCU, VCU Health and the entire Richmond region. In addition to connecting the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses, students and employees can access doctors, shopping malls, parks, arts, restaurants, community resources and more. Plus, commuters can use GRTC to get to and from campus every day and save money on parking, fuel and tolls.

FAQs

Using the program

Note: While GRTC continues to operate under a zero-fare policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a VCU ID card nor GO Pass will be required to ride.

Riding the bus

Routes and schedules

Safety

GRTC-VCU partnership

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