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With Grant to Fund Electric Buses, HRT Embraces New Technologies

Hampton Roads Transit has received a $2.29 million federal grant to purchase battery-powered electric buses and the charging stations needed to keep them running. The grant from the Federal Transit Administration is part of a developing HRT test program to evaluate how modern all-electric vehicles would perform in real-world transit conditions. This is the second federal […]

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An Ounce of Prevention

Hampton Roads fortunately dodged a major bullet this month – Hurricane Florence. This storm posed a major threat to life and property across our region, and our thoughts and prayers are with communities in North and South Carolina and elsewhere where impacts have been significant. The safety of our customers and employees is central to our […]

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Lunch with HRT’s Jamie Jackson and Alisa Crider

Hampton Roads Transit was honored to host the Women’s Transportation Seminar Hampton Roads Chapter on September 19 at its 18th Street facility. Jamie Jackson, Director of Transit Development and Alisa Crider, Public Relations Coordinator were the presenters for the event. High capacity transit projects, whether they are Light Rail, Bus Rapid Transit, or Streetcar have […]

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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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New Bus Ribbon Cutting Recap Video

Hampton Roads Transit hosted a ribbon cutting July 26, 2018 before its monthly Commission meeting to celebrate the arrival of twenty-eight new buses to serve Hampton Roads. These new buses replace some of the agency’s older ones to enhance the transit experience for its operators and customers.

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Hampton Roads Transit Welcomes Twenty-Eight New Buses to its Fleet

Hampton Roads Transit hosted a ribbon cutting July 26, 2018 before its monthly Commission meeting to celebrate the arrival of twenty-eight new buses to serve the Southeastern Virginia market. “Few investments are as important to transit as buses,” said William Harrell, president and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. “Older buses require more maintenance and are […]

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William E. Harrell: Imagine a plan to transform public transportation

HAMPTON ROADS is lagging in economic growth compared to other regions in Virginia and across the United States. While there’s no one solution to unleashing the region’s potential, maintaining and improving our transportation systems is certainly key. Thankfully, Hampton Roads is making progress on many transportation projects that have been long overdue. This includes widening […]

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New buses are bound for Hampton Roads Transit.

Production at the Gillig factory in Livermore, CA, is underway for 28 new buses, and the first ones are expected to arrive in Norfolk this month. HRT has purchased buses in various sizes that will replace on a nearly one-for-one basis some of our older rolling stock. It’s news the agency welcomes. Using a combination […]

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Better Transfer Centers Coming to Three Cities

Spring brings the start of something better for customers of the Liberty Street transfer stop in South Norfolk where construction of a new bus pull-off began this month, while this Fall work may begin on significant upgrades to the Hampton and Newport News transfer stations. These projects are part of HRT’s on-going efforts to address […]

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A Better Way to Make Our Badges

HRT’s badge making processes have undergone a quiet revolution for the better in recent weeks, and the Community Outreach team has wasted no time in putting the system to work on the popular Student Freedom Pass initiative. Just this past month, Tiffany McClain and Marie Arnt, public outreach coordinators, issued over 500 new student passes […]

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