Virginia Department of Transportation / Greater Richmond Transit Company


Richmond, VA


Bus Transportation: BRT


Design: Architecture, Civil, Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Landscape Architecture

Richmond Pulse BRT Design-Build

As the City of Richmond continues to grow, local roads throughout Virginia’s capital city have become more congested. To alleviate traffic along the rapidly developing Broad Street corridor, city officials looked for a mass transit solution to connect the most heavily populated and transit-dependent areas with its commercial centers, schools and hospitals.

The Pulse bus rapid transit (BRT) system was designed by STV under a design-build contract with Lane Construction Corporation. As the lead designer, the firm provided roadway design to create nearly 2.3 miles of dedicated bus lanes along the entire 7.6-mile route. The firm’s architectural and engineering services established new stations and platforms, including five median stations and nine curbside stations among the total of 26 platforms.

The Pulse began service in June 2018 and immediately surpassed expectations with more than 30,000 riders in its first week.

Award Icon Project Recognition

2019 Engineering Excellence Award - Transportation
American Council of Engineering Companies

2019 Engineering Excellence Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia