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VPM Daily Newscast: June 22, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: June 22, 2023

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of June 22, 2023:   

Dominion to expand off-peak incentive program
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

State regulators granted Dominion Energy permission to expand its experimental program that incentivizes customers with smart meters to use less electricity during peak hours.

Program participants do not pay the same rate for their electricity as a typical Dominion customer. Instead, the cost of electricity fluctuates throughout the day — time of use customers get a discount for using electricity in off-peak hours and pay a premium to cover anything used on-peak.

Advocacy group calls for more bus shelter, zero fare investment
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

Funding to increase the reach of bus routes and improve the frequency of travel time in the Richmond region needs a push — a big one. That's according to RVA Rapid Transit, an advocacy group that seeks to improve Richmond’s public transit system.

The nonprofit group recently released its State of Transit report for 2023. It calls for the Greater Richmond Transit Company to make sure all bus stops have benches and shelters, and to make its current zero-fare policy permanent.

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