News Release

HRT to buy 32 new buses, options for 45 more

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 04/28/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) Norfolk, VA – The governing board of Hampton Roads Transit has agreed to purchase 32 new 40-foot buses, among the largest bus acquisitions in the agency’s modern history. In the contract with Gillig LLC, HRT also will have an option to negotiate the purchase

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HRT board buys a new ferry – and options three more

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 04/28/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 23, 2015 Contact: Tom Holden , 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) Norfolk VA – The governing board of Hampton Roads Transit  has approved buying a new ferry boat for the Elizabeth River ferry service under a contract that also has options for three additional boats. The initial ferry will cost

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Stand Up 4 Transportation – April 9

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 04/7/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date: April 6, 2015 Contact: Tom Holden , 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) STAND UP FOR TRANSPORTATION DAY TO BE HELD ON APRIL 9 Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit will host a special event Thursday, April 9 with a coalition of business and political leaders to highlight the urgent need for

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Snow routes in effect Thursday

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 02/26/15

Norfolk, VA – (Feb. 25, 2015) Hampton Roads Transit will implement its emergency snow routes plan beginning 6 am Thursday, February 26th, in advance of the forecasted snow storm. The plan is designed to provide essential service only along major corridors that municipal public works departments have agreed to plow and keep clear. HRT will

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HRT to Operate Normal Service Tuesday; Snow means delays

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 02/17/15

Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit will deliver normal bus, light rail and ferry services on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, but customers should expect delays because of poor weather. The Newport News, Hampton and Silverleaf transfer centers will be open, and customer service will operate on its normal hours of 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information about HRT

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Tidewater Community College returns to GoPass365

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 12/11/14

Norfolk, VA – Students, instructors and employees of Tidewater Community College will be eligible to participate in the GoPass365 transit program starting in the 2015 Spring Semester, Hampton Roads Transit announced today. The return of the community college system will provide thousands of resident’s unlimited access to bus, light rail and ferry services. “Welcome back

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HRT Repowers 38 buses and orders two new ones for Improved Reliability

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 12/11/14

Norfolk VA – Hampton Roads Transit will repower 38 transit buses and buy two new buses next year as part of its on-going program to rebuild its bus fleet and improve system reliability. The agency’s governing board on Thursday voted to spend $2.4 million on the repower effort and $867,598 for the new buses. A

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Holiday Express to Launch During Grand Illumination

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 11/18/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 17, 2014 Contact: Tom Holden , 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit is proud to support The Up Center this holiday season through the annual Holiday Express campaign. For the past three holiday seasons, HRT, BOB FM radio and 13NewsNow TV have joined with local

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Connect Hampton Roads survey nets nearly 14,000 responses

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 11/18/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  Nov. 17, 2014 Contact: Tom Holden , 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit reported today that 13,830 respondents participated in the Connect Hampton Roads survey of regional transportation, an unusually high figure that underscores the strong public interest in improving public transit.The survey, which recorded participation from

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New Paratransit Contracts Offer Promise of Improved Service

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 10/30/14

Norfolk, Va. – The board governing Hampton Roads Transit approved on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, two contracts valued at about $38.5 million for paratransit services to disabled customers in Hampton Roads. The first contract went to MV Transportation in the amount of $34.7 million to provide services to carry customers on their various destinations, while

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