Tag: Federal Transit Agency

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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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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