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VPM Daily Newscast: July 1, 2024

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VPM Daily Newscast

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 July 1, 2024:   

How Henrico County’s housing compares regionally
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

Henrico officials hope to transform the county’s ongoing efforts to make homeownership possible by collaborating with the Partnership for Housing Affordability — a Richmond-area housing nonprofit — and other community partners.

“Using our affordable housing trust, Henrico County will work with partners to buy buildable lots in communities throughout the county to create homes that will be affordable today, tomorrow and forever,” Board Chair Tyrone Nelson said in a statement.

GRTC rolling out bus service expansions
Reported by VPM News’ Keyris Manzanares

Among the changes is the expansion of its LINK microtransit service to eastern Henrico County. Riders in the Sandston and Elko areas will be able to use GRTC’s Transit on the Go app to request curb-to-curb transportation that operates like a ride-share service.

GRTC spokesperson Henry Bendon said the service will provide riders a “safe and easy” solution along routes with poor pedestrian infrastructure or without enough density for a fixed bus route.

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