The 2016 Student Freedom Pass pilot program ended at midnight December 31, 2016. We look forward to the program returning in February after we make upgrades to our application process. Youth (13-17 years old) may continue to ride free with a fare-paying adult.
FREE & UNLIMITED
The Student Freedom Pass provides youth 13-17 years old with unlimited free rides on Hampton Roads Transit’s service in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Parents can enjoy the time and money they will save when they stop chauffeuring and leave the safe and reliable driving to Hampton Roads Transit.
Youth 17 and under can ride free with a fare paying adult or with a Student Freedom Pass. Are you a college student? Many local colleges participate in the GoPass365 program. Click here to learn more about GoPass365.
PLAN YOUR TRIP ON BUS, LIGHT RAIL, AND FERRY
- Go to Google Trip Planner – Fill in your starting and ending destination and the trip planner will identify the location of the closest stop, what time to be at the stop, and which route to take. If you already know which route(s) you want to take, click routes to see maps and arrival times.
- Go to a Hampton Roads Transit office in Norfolk or Hampton to pick up printed schedules. Each one shows the routes and times the bus reaches key points.
- Call 757-222-6100 and our customer service staff will help you plan your trip.
- There are also several third-party apps available such as HRT Bus Finder, that provide schedules and times.
- Hop on and show your fare card to the Operator. If riding light rail, have fare card ready to present to fare card inspector if requested.
Always stay seated or hold on to handrails when vehicle is in motion.
- Always wait for bus at designated stops/shelters.
- Enter through the front door and exit through the back door
- Buses are equipped with interior and exterior cameras.
- Only cross tracks at designated crosswalks after the train has passed.
- Always stand behind the red rumble strips at stations
- Emergency call boxes and cameras are located on each train and at each station.
- When boarding the ferry, hold on to the handrail and watch your step as you walk over the gangway.
- Do not sit on the bow or side of the vessel, lean out the windows, or stand on the seats.
- Ferries are equipped with interior and exterior cameras.
- Have your fare card ready before boarding
- Let passengers exit before you board
- Do not distract the driverInterfering with the safe operation of a transit vehicle could cost everyone’s safety
- Keep your items in your lapNot in the aisle to allow standing room
- Offer your seat to an elderly, disabled, or pregnant person
- Respect those who ride after youKeep your feet off the seat and take litter off vehicle with you
- Use only G-rated wordsUsing profanity or derogatory statements could cost you your pass
- No shirt, no shoes – you know the rest…Customers without shirts or shoes will be refused service.
- Groove, jam, or rock out with your headphonesIt’s your own music, don’t share it with others.
- It’s a bus, not a restaurantPlease don’t eat here
- Don’t invade others personal spaceIt’s creepy
- Nobody is interested in your phone conversationSave it for when you get off the bus
- Don’t threaten the operator or another passengerYou could wind up in cuffs
- Don’t spit or pick your noseIt’s disgusting
- No smoking! Including e-cigarettesIf you must smoke, leave the bus shelter or platform area