Henrico should speak out on Pulse
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.