TRANSPORTATION

State transit officials are considering cutting the price of Amtrak tickets for trips within Virginia in a bid to increase ridership.A market study estimated that a 15 percent fare reduction would lure an estimated 51,000 additional riders onto trains every year — a roughly 7 percent increase. The move...
Gov. Ralph Northam established the Executive Leadership Team on Highway Safety Tuesday, a group of state officials that will work to reduce the rising number of deaths on Virginia's roads.“Nearly every crash is preventable and it’s important that we focus on altering the behaviors that threaten the safety of...
Virginians voted to pass two constitutional amendments related to property tax relief in this year's election, a decision that will affect the whole state.But there were also some notable local ballot measures that asked voters to decide on funding for traffic improvements in some of Northern Virginia's fastest-growing areas...
Virginia is investing $14 million to deploy all-electric transit buses across the state, according to a news release.The investment represents 15 percent of the Virginia's $93.6 million Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust allocation. Earlier this year, the state devoted another 15 percent of the allocation to set up a contract...
If you've been following the entry of the electric scooter rental industry into Virginia, you know there's Bird Rides, which has taken a brute force approach to doing business in Norfolk and Richmond, paying thousands in impound fees just to put its scooters back on the streets to get...
Fresh from getting run out of Richmond by the city's aggressive towing contractor, an electric scooter rental company popped up in Norfolk on Thursday, according to The Virginian-Pilot.Authorities in Norfolk appear to be acting even quicker than Richmond to get the scooters, which people can rent for $1 with...
GRTC Transit System CEO David Green left the bus company last week after overseeing the biggest transformation of public transit in Richmond since 1948, when the city torched its old trolley cars in a grand pyre and switched to buses.The company launched its new flagship service, the Pulse, a...
That didn't last long.This morning, about 100 electric scooters that people can rent using a smartphone app had been dropped on sidewalks around downtown Richmond and VCU.By close of business, city officials said they were rounding up the scooters because the company hadn't gotten permission to roll out the...
Update: A Bird spokeswoman says the company's entry into Richmond is only temporary. She described it in an email this afternoon as a "pop up" timed to coincide with the beginning of fall classes at VCU. But she didn't respond to questions about what exactly the company means by pop...
A $1.2 million deal to get VCU students, faculty and staff on city buses in Richmond includes a contractual requirement that GRTC Transit System increase the frequency of its new bus rapid transit line, the Pulse.And under the contract, if GRTC doesn't pull it off, VCU can walk.As launched...