The core mission of Hampton Roads Transit is to provide safe and efficient public transportation services within the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
From time to time, individuals and entities have attempted to film or photograph from or on HRT property, including but not limited to, HRT buses, ferry boats, light rail vehicles, bus stops, docks and light rail stations. HRT is dedicated to protecting its property, and the person, property and privacy of its customers and employees.
HRT permits some photography activities on its property. HRT reasonably restricts the time, place and manner in which filming and photography activities may take place on its property.
HRT requires any entity or individual desiring to film or photograph on or from HRT property to obtain a permit before attempting any such activities. Permits will be issued, denied, and/or revoked in accordance with HRT’s Filming and Photography Policy and Procedures.
Request to Film
Most Permit Applications must be submitted at least ten (10) days prior to the requested filming date, and must be accompanied by a detailed description of filming or photography. Members of the news media are not required to obtain a permit to board and film on HRT property, but they are required to seek permission from the Marketing and Communications Department for permission to board and film. Members of the news media will be accompanied by HRT personnel during their visit. Please contact the department at 222-6183. Filming on HRT property during weekends is discouraged.
Failure to timely submit a completed Permit Application will result in the automatic denial of the Permit. Failure to provide the description will result in denial of your Permit Application.