News Release

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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HRT Now Has Snow Routes

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

Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit has developed a series of emergency snow routes that will be used in the event regional snowfall exceeds six inches and forces severe reduction in service. The routes are a first for the agency and will augment existing procedures to address the more routine issue of local flooding caused

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New Transit Fares Set for Oct. 5

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 09/29/14

Norfolk, VA – The base cash fare for local bus, rail, and ferry services will increase on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The cost of a one-way trip increases to $1.75 – from the current $1.50 – while a 1-Day GoPass increases to $4.00, from the current $3.50. GoPass fares allow customers to ride all local transit

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Try Transit Week Sept. 15-19

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 09/10/14

Norfolk, VA – The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation and nearly all of that is for common car expenses. Taking transit, even a few days a month, can help you save some of your hard-earned money. September 15-19 is Try Transit Week, an annual statewide event co-sponsored by Hampton Roads Transit

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