The Greater Richmond Transit Company runs the public bus system that serves the Richmond metropolitan area with a basic fare that is only accepted in exact change. The bus service runs daily from 5am to midnight. On weekends between June and September a motorised shuttle service connects all the city's cultural attractions for the benefit of tourists. Orange buses travel from Chimborazo Park across to the Science Museum of Virginia, stopping at all the attractions in between. The Blue line buses continue from the science museum to Maymount. The fare is standard and passengers can hop on and off as they choose. Richmond is well supplied with more than 40 taxi companies, with cab ranks outside most hotels, the airport, Amtrak and the Greyhound terminal. The city also offers plenty of walking tours and is relatively compact and easy to negotiate on foot. It is worth hiring a car to explore the outlying regions, but not entirely necessary if staying in town, although traffic is usually fairly light and parking relatively easy to find.
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