News Release

HRT Wins Grant for Another Ferry

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 07/25/14

Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit has been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to replace the second of three aging Elizabeth River ferries and make improvements to docks and fare collection equipment on the ferry system. HRT currently has money set aside to replace one existing ferry from a previous [&hellip

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Transit Relief for Tunnel Congestion

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 07/2/14

Norfolk, VA – Expanded bus service between Portsmouth and Norfolk begins July 6 to help people cross the Elizabeth River faster, more frequently and provide a toll-free option. Customers of local routes 44, 45 and 47 will find additional service into the evenings and on weekends under an agreement that provides Hampton Roads Transit with [&hellip

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HRT Launches Connect Hampton Roads

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 06/25/14

Norfolk, VA – A new initiative to kick start a conversation about what regional transportation options the public wants begins Thursday. It is called Connect Hampton Roads. “Everyone in Hampton Roads uses some form of transportation today,” said William Harrell, president and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. “It is central to work, play and everyone’s [&hellip

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HRT Wins Virginia Transit Association Awards

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 05/23/14

Norfolk, VA - Hampton Roads Transit has won the Outstanding Program Award for its TransitStat program from the Virginia Transit Association (VTA). TransitStat is a performance-based process which uses data, statistics and metrics to help guide a panel of HRT managers and employees to understand processes and solve problems to increase productivity and efficiency. HRT [&hellip

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Light Rail Safety Day is April 29th; Event Planned for MacArthur Square

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 04/25/14

Norfolk, VA – April 29th is Light Rail Safety Day and Hampton Roads Transit will commemorate the date with an event at the MacArthur Square light rail station. Light refreshments for the public will be served. The annual event, designated by the Virginia General Assembly, is intended to underscore the importance of safe behavior around [&hellip

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