Planning and Development
The HRT Chief Planning and Development Officer works with HRT staff to set the level of transit service for the region. Working in coordination with local cities, the Planning Department develops the routes, frequency of service, and location of transit services based on the ability of a city to share in the cost.
Origin and Destination Surveys gather data on the travel behavior of transit users in Hampton Roads. HRT uses this information to fulfill state and federal requirements, improve existing travel demand forecasts, and plan for future growth.
In addition, major development studies and projects to expand bus or rail service, or to evaluate their effectiveness, are managed within this department.