Hen­rico should speak out on Pulse

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Editorial Page -

ED­I­TOR, TIMES-DIS­PATCH:

There is no doubt that the Pulse is com­ing. Con­struc­tion is un­der­way and GRTC route changes are planned for Rich­mond. I sup­port it gladly, but un­less im­prove­ments to Hen­rico and Ch­ester­field feeder sys­tems (which are ei­ther nonex­is­tent or limited in the ex­treme) are en­acted to al­low cit­i­zens to ac­cess the Pulse, non-driv­ers will find it an in­ter­est­ing con­cept rather than a us­able re­al­ity.

This not only cre­ates the risk of the Pulse be­com­ing a Lexus bus sys­tem, it still does not pro­vide ad­e­quate ac­cess to pub­lic trans­porta­tion. It also min­i­mizes the fi­nan­cial re­turn on in­vest­ment in the Pulse.

Cit­i­zens of Ch­ester­field are al­ready ac­tively en­gaged and the cit­i­zens of Hen­rico are be­gin­ning to take an ac­tive role as well.

There are three meet­ings planned in Hen­rico: Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Lib­bie Mill Li­brary; Mon­day Oc­to­ber 16, 5:30 p.m., Eastern Hen­rico Rec Cen­ter; Thurs­day, Novem­ber 2, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Tuck­a­hoe Area Li­brary.

I urge the cit­i­zens of Hen­rico to at­tend and make their voices heard.

ANNE SNY­DER.

RICH­MOND.

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