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DRPT to host public meeting in Henrico about future of transit


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, will host a meeting June 7 in Henrico to address ways to improve public transit in the region.

Progress toward the implementation of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit system has renewed the interest in public transport within the region.

Where the sidewalk begins


With the addition of several hundred new homes built near Sadler Road in the Innsbrook area, traffic and pedestrian crossings are becoming concerns to some residents due to the narrowness of the road and heavy volume of vehicles.

But relief is on the way, according to Henrico County Public Works Director Steve Yob.

“We are currently planning the widening of Sadler Road between Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Branch Court,” Yob told the Citizen. “The project will include pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks."

The county doesn’t provide street lighting except in special sanitary districts or at signalized intersections, Yob said.

Railroad crossing work set for Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road

A section of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road will be closed Thursday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 12 for railroad crossing repairs.

The closure will affect traffic between Azalea Avenue in Henrico County and Industrial Park Road in Hanover County. A detour will direct motorists to use Azalea, Carolina Avenue, East Laburnum Avenue, Mechanicsville Turnpike and Atlee Road. Message boards will be placed Thursday, Dec. 4.

Allegiant to begin nonstop service from RIC to Tampa Bay

Richmond International Airpport is adding a new carrier beginning in February.

Allegiant announced that it would begin offering nonstop flights between Richmond and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in Florida Feb. 13. The new service will operate twice weekly.The company also will offer travelers the chance to book air, hotel, car and attraction reservations together.

Summit leaders champion safe driving


Since her mother was killed in 2008 by a driver talking on his cell phone, Jennifer White has traveled the country visiting distracted driving summits.

She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, 20/20, Katie Couric, CNN, Fox News and more to advocate for safe, distraction-free driving and the prevention of additional devastating loss of life.

At the Second Annual Virginia Distracted Driving Summit, held Sept. 15-16 at the Westin Hotel Richmond in Henrico County, White announced that Virginia has by far the best summit of all she has attended.

Travelers can enroll in TSA PreCheck at Richmond International Airport

A temporary enrollment site for the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program will be open inside the Richmond International Airport terminal during the last two weeks in October for individuals who sign up in advance to enroll in the TSA's expedited screening program. The in-person appointment typically takes less than 10 minutes.

Enrollment in TSA PreCheck enables U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to participate in the expedited screening program that allows air travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select airport screening lanes.

Traffic patterns to change near RIR for races

The Henrico County Department of Public Works will temporarily alter traffic patterns on roads around Richmond International Raceway (RIR) to accommodate fans attending the NASCAR races Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., before the races, and from 10:15 p.m. to 1 a.m., afterward.

Paver truck overturns, blocks lanes in the West End

UPDATE: AUG. 21, 11 A.M. – A paver truck overturned at the intersection of Mayland Drive and Gaskins Road shortly before 10 a.m. this morning in a single-vehicle incident.

No injuries were reported in the accident, but the truck spilled hydraulic fluid, in addition to the load it was carrying.

Northbound lanes on Gaskins Road and westbound lanes on Mayland Road are blocked while cleanup takes place.

River Road entrance at UR Drive to reopen Aug. 16

The River Road entrance to the University of Richmond at UR Drive will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 16.

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