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GRTC Temporary Transfer Plaza opens Sunday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- GRTC's new Temporary Transfer Plaza opened Sunday at 5 a.m. in downtown Richmond.

GRTC built the transfer plaza in preparation for possible issues that may arise in the coming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship, as well as the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championship.

13 bus bays are now parked along 9th and Leigh Streets to house up to 90 buses. The plaza provides access to about 21 bus routes.

Some passengers said they weren't sold on the plaza because it is further away from other stops. Developers said they wanted the plaza to assist riders with an easier transfer at a central location.

The center is expected to serve up to 8,000 riders a day.

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