News Release

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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HRT Board Selects for Light Rail Engineering Work

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’s governing board on Thursday approved hiring an engineering company to develop preliminary designs and complete the environmental documentation for an extension of The Tide light rail to the Virginia Beach Town Center. Under the

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HRT Wins Telly Award for GoPass365 Campaign

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  July 1, 2015 Contact: Gene Cavasos, 757-222-6721 (o) Norfolk, VA – Hampton Roads Transit is a 2015 Bronze Telly Award winner in the Transportation category for its GoPass365 campaign. Directed and produced by HRT’s Marketing & Communications Department, the GoPass365 campaign gives viewers a fresh perspective of progress and change within the

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Statement by William Harrell on Virginia Beach’s decision on Light Rail

For Immediate Release - Contact: Tom Holden, Public Affairs Officer | Post Date: 05/14/15

Norfolk, VA – William Harrell, president and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit, made the following statement after the vote Tuesday evening by the Virginia Beach City Council to select a locally preferred alternative from the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study. “The decision by Virginia Beach City Council to select a locally preferred alternative for an extension

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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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