Ned Oliver
May 30, 2023 - Transit

New exit planned off I-64 in Short Pump

Illustration of a road being kicked and rolled out like a red carpet.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

VDOT has signed off on plans to add a new exit off I-64 in Short Pump.

Why it matters: Planners say there are an alarming number of crashes in the area caused by exiting traffic backing up onto the interstate, reports Richmond BizSense's Jonathan Spiers.

Richmond drivers are paying less for gas

Data: GasBuddy; Note: Price as of the 1st of each month; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: GasBuddy; Note: Price as of the 1st of each month; Chart: Axios Visuals

Richmond drivers planning to hit the road for Memorial Day will pay around 26% less for a gallon of regular gas this year — an average of $3.29 per gallon in May.

  • Last May, Richmonders paid an average of $4.44 a gallon.

The big picture: Gas prices set record all-time highs last year amid a broader inflation crisis and driven in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which destabilized global energy markets.

Ned Oliver
May 23, 2023 - News

Behind RVA Bike Share's sudden shutdown

Photo: Ned Oliver/Axios

RVA Bike Share appears to have crashed.

What's happening: Users flagged a notice on the system's website over the weekend announcing its sudden closure.

Karri Peifer
May 3, 2023 - Transit

Richmond's toll roads will likely see a price hike soon

Illustration of a highway road sign made out of a giant hundred dollar bill.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Richmond's toll roads are likely going to be more expensive starting Sept. 1.

Driving the news: The Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the metro area's toll roads, is facing a budget shortfall as toll road use has declined since the pandemic, the Times-Dispatch reports.

Ned Oliver
May 1, 2023 - Transit

What's slowing down the GRTC Pulse

Illustration of a bus with a pixelated turtle walking across its destination sign.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Five years after its launch, the Pulse looks like it might be suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

What's happening: The city's first rapid transit line beat ridership goals and is regularly cited as an example for other cities to emulate.


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