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Hanover’s Perspective

GRTC to Launch New Microtransit Route In Hanover, VA

The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is gearing up to start its newest LINK service for the Ashland Zone which will provide on-demand rides to and from work, appointments, shopping and more!  A ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at Ashland Town Hall on March 18 2024 starting at 11:00 a.m.

GRTC’s LINK is an on-demand microtransit service that provides point-to-point connections across delineated community zones.  This LINK service will launch fare-free on March 18, 2024 in the new Ashland Zone.  To schedule a ride, a user can simply enter the desired pick-up and drop-off locations within the Ashland zone using the GRTC On the Go app or by phone call, and a vehicle will arrive within 20 minutes to take the rider to that location.  The hours of operation for this zone will be Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Ashland LINK will provide on-demand transit connections to any location within the zone which includes Randolph-Macon College, Patrick Henry YMCA, Ashland Square, Center of the Universe Brewing, Richmond Harley Davidson, Walmart, Food Lion, Bass Pro Shops, Hobby Lobby and Boot Barn.

A partial list of businesses/employers located in the zone includes:

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center – Northlake
  • FedEx
  • Ferguson
  • Lutron
  • James River Equipment
  • Orbit Logistics
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • SanMar
  • The Supply Room Companies
  • Vitamin Shoppe Distribution Center
  • Winebow

In November 2023, GRTC launched the LINK pilot route in the Azalea/Mechanicsville zone which includes Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Old Town Mechanicsville.  Other LINK Zones in the region opening in 2024 include North Chesterfield, Powhatan County, Eastern Henrico County and New Kent County.

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