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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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Pace Bike Share in Norfolk

The Traffix Program, a service of Hampton Roads Transit, in partnership with the City of Norfolk, Pace bike share, and five other sponsors, launched Hampton Roads’ first bike share program in April, providing a convenient and healthy way to get around Norfolk. All HRT’s transit modes accommodate bikes to include our buses, the Elizabeth River […]

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A West Side Option to Naval Station Norfolk Is Not Feasible – Now Attention Turns to the East Side

Following a year of analysis on a potential west-side extension to Naval Station Norfolk of The Tide light rail, Hampton Roads Transit is recommending a “no build” option to the Federal Transit Administration. The decision is based on limited projected ridership in the identified corridor, high capital and operating costs, the potential impact to existing […]

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Congress Knows Our Current State of Good Repair Needs

Unfortunately, Hampton Roads Transit leads the Commonwealth in having the oldest bus fleet. The average age of the fleet is 10 years, compared to the Federal Transit Administration’s recommendation of 7 years. The need for HRT to achieve and maintain a state of good repair is one of our key policy focuses when lobbying elected […]

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