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GRTC Express bus driver Lisa Robinson makes her last afternoon stop Friday at Swift Creek Baptist Church in Chesterfield. A new study looking at the economic impact of expanding full-service county bus lines, with multiple stops, is expected in the coming months. (PHOTO: Ash Daniel/Chesterfield Observer)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. ( – Is Chesterfield ready to get on the bus?

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University are wrapping up a study looking at the economic impact of expanding GRTC bus lines deep into the county.

The study, commissioned by the city of Richmond, comes on the heels of recommendations by Mayor Dwight Jones’ anti-poverty commission, which made expanding mass transit into the surrounding counties – to connect the city’s poorest residents with more job opportunities – a key tenet.

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