News Release

Transit Remains Critical to the Region’s Economy

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 11/11/16

Norfolk, VA (Nov. 9, 2016) – The future of public transportation remains a critically important element to the economic competitiveness and quality of life of Hampton Roads. We respect the results of the Virginia Beach light rail referendum and will, at the request of Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., cancel the solicitation for

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Jamie Jackson Selected as Director of Transit Development

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 10/18/16

Norfolk, VA (Oct. 18, 2016) – Jamie Jackson has been named Director of Transit Development for Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). Jackson is responsible for conducting the planning and project management for multimodal transit service, high capacity corridor expansion activities, and fixed guideway improvements at the corridor level throughout the HRT service area that may become eligible

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Light Rail Projected Capital Costs Released

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 10/3/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 3, 2016 Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6000 ext. 6183 Norfolk, VA – The projected capital costs for extending light rail from Newtown Road to Virginia Beach Town Center is expected to be $243.1 million, according to Hampton Roads Transit, the City of Virginia Beach and the engineering firms hired to develop

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Review of Light Rail Engineering Underway 30 Percent Design Presented October 3

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 09/9/16

Norfolk – Hampton Roads Transit will present the results of the 30% engineering designs and projected capital costs for an extension of The Tide light rail to Virginia Beach Town Center on Monday, October 3, 2016. Currently HRT and its partners, the City of Virginia Beach’s light rail team, and the Virginia Department of Rail

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HRT Wins Grant to Help Purchase New Buses

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 09/9/16

Norfolk – (Sept. 9, 2016) The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Hampton Roads Transit a $1.25 million grant that, when combined with Virginia matching funds, will allow HRT to purchase nine new, fully loaded buses. HRT was the only transit agency in Virginia to receive the grant for bus purchases under the Buses and

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Student Freedom Pass means youth ride for free

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 08/2/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Aug. 1, 2016 Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6183 HRT Launches New Youth Fare Now, Transit is Free for 17 and Under Norfolk – Hampton Roads Transit on Monday launched the Student Freedom Pass – a new type of transit pass that allows all customers 17 years old and younger to ride bus,

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Monthly Meeting of HRT’s Board Moved to Norfolk

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 07/27/16

Norfolk – (July 26, 2016) The monthly meeting of Hampton Roads Transit’s governing board will be moved to Norfolk on Thursday because high temperatures have overwhelmed the air conditioning at the agency’s Hampton offices. The Planning and New Starts Committee meeting, also scheduled for Thursday, will be moved as well. The committee meeting will take

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Transformational Transit Summit Monday at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 06/28/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 24, 2016 Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6183 Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit will host a regional summit on Monday exploring the impacts that light rail transit has had on economically vibrant cities across the nation. The “Transformational Transit Summit” brings together national experts and leaders to explore the unique role

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New Study Says Transit Plays Key Role Supporting the Regional Economy

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 05/26/16

For Immediate Release Date: May 25, 2016 Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6183 Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit supports over 20,300 jobs in Hampton Roads and helps generate $548 million in annual employment income, according to the first study of the economic impact of transit on the region. The study, which will be previewed Friday at

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HRT Awarded LEED® Green Building Certification

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 07/1/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 25, 2014 Contact: Tom Holden, 757-222-6183 (o) 757 676-2616 (c) Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit announced today that it has been awarded LEED® level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for

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