Greater Richmond Transit Company

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The Greater Richmond Transit Company, or GRTC, is the transit operator in Richmond, Virginia. It also serves Henrico and Chesterfield counties with express service to Petersburg, VA.

History

The GRTC Transit System was founded in 1973 following the closure of the Virginia Transit Company. In 1989, the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County bought GRTC allowing both localities to respectively have 50% ownership of the transit system, though the City of Richmond wholly owned the transit system prior to that year. Henrico's service is provided through a service contract with GRTC.

The GRTC Transit System was given the "Best Transit System in North America" award by APTA in 2008. In 2010, all GRTC operations were moved to their new Belt Boulevard headquarters and the old facility at 101 S. Davis Avenue was closed and later sold.

Routes

Route were changed effective April 20th, 2014 when the Downtown Transit Center (located at 9th and Leigh Streets in Downtown Richmond) opened for service. Most of the route numbers are from the Virginia Transit Company days and run along the original electrified streetcar routes that operated in the late 1800s.

Routes with an X are Express routes that operate Monday-Friday during peak periods. Otherwise, the routes are local routes.

As of August 24, 2014:

Maps & schedules

  • 1-2 Monument/Patterson/
  • 3-4 Robinson
  • 6 Broad Street
  • 7 Seven Pines (Mon-Fri)
  • 10 Riverview
  • 11 Oliver Hill/17th Street (Mon-Sat)
  • 16 Grove (Mon-Fri)
  • 18 Henrico Shuttle (Mon-Fri)
  • 19 Pemberton Road (Mon-Fri)
  • 21 Brook/Azalea (AM/PM peak)
  • 23X Glenside/Parham Express (Runs during PM peak only, Monday-Friday)
  • 24 Crestwood/Westbrook
  • 26X Parham Road Express
  • 27X Glenside Express
  • 28X White Oaks Village Express
  • 29X Gaskins Express
  • 32 Ginter Park
  • 34 Highland Park
  • 37 Chamberlayne
  • 41-51 Church Hill
  • 43-44 Whitcomb / Fairfield
  • 45 Jefferson
  • 52-53 Montrose Heights / Darbytown
  • 56 South Laburnum (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 62 Hull
  • 63 Midlothian
  • 64 Stony Point Express (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 66 Spring Rock Green Express (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 70-71 Forest Hill
  • 72-73 Ruffin Road-Ampthill
  • 74 Oak Grove
  • 81 Chesterfield Express (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 82 Commonwealth 20/Swift Creek Express (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 91 Laburnum Connector (Mon-Fri)
  • 93 Azalea Connector (Mon-Fri AM/PM peak)
  • 95X Richmond/Petersburg Express (Mon-Fri)
  • 101 Southside Plaza/Belt Blvd Connector (Mon-Fri)
  • 102X Kings Dominion Express (Seasonal route, runs from May through October)

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 301 E. Belt Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Email: Webcustomerservice@ridegrtc.com
  • Fax: 804-342-1933
  • Phone: 804-358-GRTC

Fleet Roster

[1][2]

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-117 Greater Richmond Transit Company 114-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Some units retired.
  • 101 VIN # 15GGD291931073529
  • 106 VIN # 15GGD291231073534
  • 107 VIN # 15GGD291931073535
201-208 Greater Richmond Transit Company 208-a.jpg 2013 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
  • First order of alternative fuel buses.
  • Beginning order of gradual fleet transition to a 100% CNG fleet.
250-270 Greater Richmond Transit Company 268-a.jpg 2014 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5 Delivered with the optional two-piece windshield.
301-318 Greater Richmond Transit Company 303-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
401-408 Greater Richmond Transit Company 406-a.jpg 2012 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Last order of diesel-fueled buses for GRTC.
501-508 Greater Richmond Transit Company 503-b.jpg 2014 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5
701-705 2014 Gillig BRT CNG 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5 Used on light ridership routes such as the 10.
801-816 Greater Richmond Transit Company 801-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E 801 was the first bus to be delivered with a Clever Devices stop announcement system.
901-913 Greater Richmond Transit Company 904-a.jpg 2010 Gillig BRT Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 911 & 913 have "Silver Streak" destination signs. More may be converted in the future.
1501-1503 Greater Richmond Transit Company 1503-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4500CT Caterpillar C13 Allison B500
1505-1508 Greater Richmond Transit Company 1505-a.jpg 2011 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500 1508 was a demonstrator unit and is in service; it has bumper-mounted fog lights, a rear destination sign, and full aluminum wheels.
1710-1715 Greater Richmond Transit Company 1713-a.jpg International Cutaway Used on Routes 21, 24, 93, and 101
18## 2009 Ford/? E-350/?
  • 1801 VIN: 1FDEE35PX9DA83467
  • 1806 VIN: 1FDEE35P39DA83472
  • 1808 VIN: 1FDEE35P79DA83474
  • 1820 VIN: 1FDEE35P79DA83488
  • 1826 VIN: 1FDEE35P29DA83494
  • 1835 VIN: 1FDEE35PX9DA83503
2001-2010 2016 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.5 Buses ordered for the Pulse Bus Rapid Transit line. They will not be in service until construction is complete.
2101-2120 2017 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.6
2124-2130 2017 Gillig BRT CNG 35'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.6
2130-2134 2017 Gillig BRT CNG 30'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Voith D864.6
2201-2212 2018 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6 Currently being delivered

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
EV1-EV3 1996 Blue Bird Electro-Bus Electric powered bus
20-25 1985 Chance VS-24 Trolley replicas
101-145 Greater Richmond Transit Company 134-a.jpg 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
146-155 Greater Richmond Transit Company 148-a.jpg 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40096-6C)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
201-272 1974 Flxible 45096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison 203, 205, 210, 214, 216, 221, 226, 231, 235, 237, 238, 245, 248, 255, 261, 266, 269 & 270 to Miami Valley RTA 280-297 in 1980.
201-235 (2nd) Greater Richmond Transit Company 201-a.jpg 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B102N4)
Cummins C8.3

Cummins ISC

Voith D864.3
  • Retired in 2013.
  • 201 was a Pilot bus.
  • First buses delivered with rear destination signs.
  • They were originally delivered with Luminator MegaMax destination signs, but were later replaced with Luminator Horizon destination signs.
  • 201, 203, 208-210, 212, 215, 218, 229-232 were auctioned off in May to September 2013.
  • 206, 211, 219, 223, 226 & 228 to Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority (Coast RTA) 1206, 1211, 1219, 1223, 1226 & 1228 (Conway, SC).
301-327 Greater Richmond Transit Company 309-a.jpg 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(35096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • 309 is preserved by Commonwealth Coach and Trolley.
  • These buses were originally delivered with rollsigns, then replaced with Luminator MegaMax destination signs pulled from the 200-series Gillig Phantoms.
401-432 Greater Richmond Transit Company 405-a.jpg 1965-1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
401-422 (2nd) Greater Richmond Transit Company 413-a.jpg 6/1997 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B102N4)
Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
501-539 Greater Richmond Transit Company 516-a.jpg 1975 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
501-516 (2nd) Greater Richmond Transit Company 503-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Voith D864.3
  • Retired in 2014.
  • First low floor buses for GRTC.
  • Some were repainted into current silver/green/purple "swoosh" colors.
  • 5 units were put up for auction on 2/28/2014.
  • 8 units were put up for auction on 8/20/2014.
  • Some units were 2001 models.
601-630 Greater Richmond Transit Company 608-a.jpg 1975 AMG 9635A-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N One unit is preserved and on display at the Science Museum of Virginia, fleet number unknown. The unit is non-functional.
601-625 (2nd) Greater Richmond Transit Company 623-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3
  • All units retired as of 2017.
  • 603 is preserved by Commonwealth Coach & Trolley in Roanoke, VA.
701-726 Greater Richmond Transit Company 717-a.jpg 1978 Flxible 53102-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
701-715 (2nd) Greater Richmond Transit Company 703-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Voith D864.3
  • Retired in 2014.
  • Last buses delivered with rear destination signs
  • Some were repainted into current silver/green/purple "swoosh" colors.
  • 6 units were put up for auction on 2/28/2014.
  • 7 units were put up for auction on 11/16/2015.
801-837 Greater Richmond Transit Company 837-a.jpg 1984 Flxible Metro "A"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 7 units to Pentran 251-257.
901-921 Greater Richmond Transit Company 921-a.jpg 5/1996 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB6CT)
Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2010.
  • Replaced by Gillig BRTs in numbered in the same series.
1201-1203 Greater Richmond Transit Company 1203-a.jpg 2003 Blue Bird Xcel 102 35' Cummins ISC Allison B400R Retired in 2017.
  • 1202 VIN # 1BAGJBXA63F214802
  • 1203 VIN # 1BAGJBXA43F214801
16xx 2007 Ford/StarTrans E450 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Ford TorqShift
  • Amount of units is unknown.
  • 1601, 1604 & 1607 were spotted retired in 2014.
  • 16xx (VIN: 1FDXE45P37DA27480 & 1FDXE45P57DA27481) were put up for auction on 2/28/2014.
  • 16xx (VIN: 1FDXE45P77DA27482 & 1FDXE45P97DA27483) were put up for auction on 11/16/2015.
1701-1710 Chevrolet Cutaway Used on Routes 21, 24, 93 & 101.

External Links

References

  1. TTMG.org, retrieved on 2009-03-25.
  2. cptdb.ca, retrieved on 2012-01-01.