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Mobile Ticketing Now Available on VB Wave Trolleys

Mobile ticketing — a convenient, cashless way to ride public transit — is now available for customers of the VB Wave, the popular Oceanfront trolley service. HRT’s mobile ticketing app is called the GoHRT Mobile App and can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple iTunes stores. The GoHRT Mobile App pilot program is running […]

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A Peek At Core 20

Click on the image above to see a slideshow of all pictures. Hampton Roads Transit is developing a new concept for local bus service. The idea behind the “Core 20” is to deploy a new network of better quality bus routes that will more effectively connect the region. Supported with state-of-the-art technologies and improved customer […]

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Finding new Transit Funding is a local and statewide concern

Virginia will soon face a severe decline in money necessary for investment in local transit agencies because the state bonds that provided the money will expire starting in 2019. With the end of this funding, there is a projected average revenue shortfall of $130 million annually over the next ten years, starting in 2019. Most […]

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Coliseum Central Embraces A New Age of Shoppers

Hampton Roads Transit’s vision is to be a valued regional partner that drives prosperity and makes life better for our community. We are always looking for ways to improve our transit services so we can better serve the public. Working closely with business leaders in the community is one way we do this. This month, […]

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HRT Assists with the Back to School Hustle

It’s here, the busiest season of all, back to school. For those with kids, sleeping in, hanging out and no activities are replaced with alarm clocks and a full schedule. Life is busy already, so why let the grind of back to school get in your way? Hampton Roads Transit has a wonderful program for […]

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Christening of the Elizabeth River Ferry IV

Hampton Roads Transit fired confetti cannons and broke a bottle of sparkling water across the bow railing of its new Elizabeth River ferry on Friday, July 14 to make the official acceptance of its latest vessel. The ship christening brought out dignitaries and residents from Norfolk and Portsmouth to celebrate the occasion of a new […]

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Healthy Transit Requires Strong Partners – At All Levels

Local transit agencies rely heavily on state, federal and local funding to help them maintain or make modest expansions to their bus fleets, technology systems and other physical infrastructure. Over the coming six years, state funding is projected to account for about 42 percent of HRT’s capital program. Capital grants are provided by the Virginia […]

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A Trip in Hampton Yields Improvements

On Wednesday June 28, Hampton Roads Transit hosted members of Hampton City Council, the City Manager, and key city staff for a unique event: a direct look at key bus routes in Hampton from the perspective of customers on a transit bus. Often, HRT’s city partners see routes from the abstract perspective of a planning […]

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Peninsula Corridor Study Update

The Peninsula Corridor Study is in the home stretch with only four months remaining in the 18-month study. Bus Rapid Transit has been chosen as the recommended mode to connect Hampton and Newport News. Want to weigh in? Public Meetings are being held this week to share the study recommendations with the public and to […]

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A Closer Look at Transit Funding

Bus transit services comprise roughly 80 percent of Hampton Roads Transit’s business with an estimated 43,200 boardings on an average weekday across six regional cities. With 299 buses in its inventory, HRT drivers put about 11 million miles on the agency’s collective odometers every year. Keeping the region’s transit system running smoothly is a daily […]

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