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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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The Bayfront Shuttle is Back – Route 35 to Serve More Places, Including Rudee Inlet

The Route 35 Bayfront Shuttle returns May 20 with service to Virginia Beach’s popular Rudee Inlet, more service along Shore Drive, and first-time connections to the Pleasure House Road transfer area. The 2018 version of the Bayfront Shuttle will serve the same locations it did last year but also connect to Routes 1, 22, 27 […]

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Norfolk Westside Transit Project and Peninsula Corridor Updates

As part of his 2018 State of the City address, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander encouraged attendees to “Re-Imagine Norfolk” while affirming that the city’s future includes an extension of high-capacity transit to Naval Station Norfolk. The Norfolk Westside Transit Study and the future environmental review of high-capacity transit to the Navy base will ensure […]

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Reassessing our Snow Routes

In late January of 2014, a snow storm blew into Hampton Roads that forced most of the region to shut down.  Snow and ice covered the streets and the cities fought to clear it, but the magnitude of the snow event prevented HRT from delivering service safely, and we reluctantly closed for two days. Questions […]

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Highlights from the Virginia Transit Association’s Legislative Reception

Hampton Roads Transit staff, Commissioners and transit supporters spent the day in Richmond on January 22nd meeting with delegates in support of better transit funding for Hampton Roads.

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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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