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Lessons from a Metro Review: Can HRT Seize an Opportunity?

An independent review of the finances, management and operations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has sparked conversation about how its recommendations could apply to Hampton Roads Transit. The report from former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, with support from WSP, a global engineering firm, explored areas of performance that are hindering Metro from […]

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Nashville’s on The Move

Regions on the move? You can count Nashville in! Nashville is renowned as a great place to live, work and play. Improving transportation links – with drastically improved transit connections – is part of the region’s strategy. To learn more, meet Ralph Schulz, President and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.  CHR: Ralph, […]

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Hop on the Holiday Express

November 18th was not your average Saturday in Downtown Norfolk. Thousands of excited people filled the streets to cheer on and experience the festive beginning of the holiday season at the 33rd Annual Grand Illumination Parade. The theme this year was “From Sea to Shining Sea,” acknowledging it as an official Norfolk Naval Station Centennial […]

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Imagine A System

Public transit services in Hampton Roads could be better. Much better. I take pride in the work we do. Every week day, Hampton Roads Transit delivers more than 48,000 customers to work, school or along their ordinary errands. Few other regional activities involve as many diverse people on a daily basis as public transit. But […]

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Measuring Return on Investment on Transit: A Snapshot from Northern Virginia

Long credited with fueling economic development in Northern Virginia, Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) also provide financial benefits to the state, according to a new report by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC). The additional 85,000 households and 130,500 jobs that the two rail systems make possible in Northern Virginia generate over $600 million […]

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League of Women Voters Explore Transit in Hampton Roads

Public transit has been a key study topic this fall for the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads. In October, the group held a Public Forum at the Hampton Roads Transit building on 18th Street in Norfolk. People from all over the area arrived by HRT bus, paratransit vans, bicycle, on foot, or by […]

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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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Setting Legislative Priorities for HRT

Hampton Roads Transit has set its legislative priority for the next session of the Virginia General Assembly on keeping the region’s transit system in a state of good repair. While this may seem like an ordinary task, upcoming changes in how HRT is funded may dramatically affect the agency’s ability to make essential investments in […]

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Social Justice University

A diverse group of more than 70 citizen-volunteers gathered for what they call “Social Justice University” on September 24. They’re gearing up to be informed and effective advocates leading up the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The meeting was a day for training and organizing on a range of topics, from redistricting to […]

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Amazon’s on the Hunt and – Surprise – Transit is Needed

Retail giant Amazon launched in September what may be the greatest urban development project in a generation – a location search for a second corporate headquarters. States and cities across the country – and even Provinces in Canada – jumped at the chance to land this amazingly lucrative project – and Hampton Roads was right […]

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