Planning and Development

Transit Development Plan

Hampton Roads Transit is in the process of developing a Transit Development Plan (TDP). The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) has required every public transit agency in the Commonwealth to develop a TDP by December 1, 2011. The plan is required to be fiscally constrained based on reasonably anticipated revenues and includes an operations, capital, and financial plan for six years.  While the TDP reflects fiscal realities and provides a solid foundation for HRT’s funding requests to the state, it is not a budgeting document nor is it a programming document. Instead, it provides a blueprint and guidance document for HRT staff to follow over the next six-years. Below is information regarding HRT’s TDP.

Service Efficiency Study

In August 2010, Hampton Roads Transit commissioned a six-month study to determine the efficiency of its bus service.  The goal was to identify significant operating savings through scheduling and service changes and postpone for as long as possible a fare increase. The study culminated in February 2011 and yielded potential savings of $3.5 to $4.5 million by eliminating the worst performing bus routes while also reinvesting some of those funds to increase the frequency of the better performing routes.  Discussions on the findings are underway with our municipal partners. Click on the link below to the full Service Efficiency Study below as well as the two presentations made to HRT’s governing board.

Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study

HRT is conducting the Virginia Beach Transit Extension study (VBTES) to examine the best transit options available for a former freight rail right of way that runs from Newtown Road to Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach.  The study will consider four principle options: extending The Tide light rail into Virginia Beach, building a bus rapid transit line, enhancing local bus service or doing nothing at all.

Click here for more information about the Virginia Beach Transit Extention Study.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Hampton Roads Transit is the recipient of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Click here to find out how the agency plans to use these funds.

Peninsula Rapid Transit Project (PRTP)

HRT conducted a study to examine transit alternatives on the Peninsula. Click here for a briefing on this study, which provides background information dating back to 2001 on the alternatives screening and development process for the project.

  • Click here for the Enhanced Land Use and Build Out Analysis
  • Click here for the TOD Strategies Draft