University sports new bus line

November 30, 2012

Online story by Mike Curtis
Video story by Amanda Dix
VCU InSight

VCU Students and Faculty are enjoying a new bus line they can call their own. The new service provides travelers a reliable method for getting across campus.

The new bus line was rolled out at the beginning of November. VCU Parking and Transportation partnered with Groome Transportation to launch the new service called “RamRide.”

VCU transit specialist Miriam Maddux says students can clearly identify the buses, which feature the VCU Make it Real logo.

“When you see this bus there is no mistaking what university you’re affiliated with and where you’re going,” Maddux said. “I think it really represents the university really well.”

The 11 new buses, which cost close to $2 million, have several new features, including readers to scan VCU identification cards, Wi-Fi on the campus connector, bike racks, and a GPS service which allows travelers to track the bus’ location via their mobile phones.

In December, VCU Parking and Transportation will be launching a new security escort service to go along with “RamRide” called “RamSafe.”