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Invitation to Virtual Community Conversation ~ Kicking-Off an Equity Centered Transportation Process for a New Transportation Plan to benefit all Richmonders ~

WHO:             City of Richmond Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility | Richmond Connects

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 21 from Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE:        Online/Virtual Meeting: Go to

WHAT:           Representatives of the news media are invited to the first online meeting for Richmond Connects, a two-year process to engage City residents in a new transportation plan that will make getting around Richmond faster, safer and easier for everyone. Designed as a community conversation, the online meeting will be attended by Richmond residents, local government leaders and their staff, as well as leaders of community organizations.

Led by members of the Richmond Connects team, the online meeting is designed to:

  • Introduce and inform audiences on Richmond Connects, an equity-centered process that will engage thousands of City residents, especially those in communities that have experienced past injustices in transportation decision-making, about what needs to be fixed or improved where they walk, bike, drive or take the bus
  • Invite audiences to share feedback about making transportation in Richmond safe and easy for everyone
  • Share an interactive map showing responses gathered to-date from over 3,000 residents during the Path to Equity and Richmond 300 processes

DETAILS:     Representatives of the news media can learn more about the process resulting in a strategic multimodal transportation plan that will identify and prioritize projects for City funding over the next 5 to 10 years. Guided by the City’s Path to Equity Policy Guide, Richmond Connects will remove transportation barriers to access and opportunities, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color residents. For more information, visit or email

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