VCU and GRTC officials are discussing extending a $1.2 million, one-year agreement allowing university affiliates to ride nearly all GRTC buses for free. According to GRTC Interim Director Charles Mitchell, VCU had proposed to narrow the scope of the program. Mitchell said the school suggested only including the Route 5 and Pulse bus rapid transit system for free under the new agreement, to cut costs.
Gov. Ralph Northam has rejected two Republican-backed immigration bills. One would have banned “sanctuary city” policies, and the other required local law enforcement agencies to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented immigrants in their custody. The term “sanctuary cities” is loosely defined, and no Virginia locality has claimed the designation.
Two people were killed and dozens more were injured after a discount-fare bus carrying 57 people veered off an exit ramp early Tuesday along Interstate 95 in Prince George County. The bus driver, Yui Man Chow, 40, of Staten Island, N.Y., was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and was being held at Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George. According to Virginia State Police, speed is considered a causative factor in the crash.