GRTC Moves into New Headquarters | Richmond Times Dispatch

By Will Jones, Richmond Times DispatchrnrnRICHMOND, Va. — GRTC Transit System is poised to move into a new $38 million headquarters in South Richmond after more than 100 years in makeshift quarters near the Fan District. Built for safety, as well as energy and operational efficiencies, the new facility on East Belt Boulevard represents a leap as dramatic as Richmond’s evolution from electric trolleys to talking buses equipped with GPS capabilities.rnrnThe new administrative and operations center will allow GRTC to make full use of technology, from how bus operators are trained with computer simulators to how the fleet is mobilized during an emergency, said John M. Lewis Jr., GRTC’s chief executive officer. It also will allow Lewis to store the plastic bucket that catches water that drips from his office ceiling when it rains. “Now