Tag: Bus

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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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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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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