TRAFFIX is putting green commuting on the map through its efforts to promote transportation alternatives that help to protect the environment. Established in 1995, TRAFFIX is a Transportation Demand Management program that helps decrease traffic congestion during peak travel times by giving commuters options other than driving alone to work. Working with area employers and […]
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), a nationwide non-profit public safety program, awarded Hampton Roads Transit a grant in July to promote rail safety and public awareness campaigns.
In late 2020, HRT will take full possession of six new all-electric buses as part of the agency’s test to see if these modern marvels are up to the task of actual work in Hampton Roads.
The Engine Training Sled is the latest tool for bus operations maintenance personnel to learn the ins and outs of working on bus transit powertrains.
Evelyn Butts was a seamstress from the Oakwood section of Norfolk who rose to regional prominence in the 1960s during the fight to overturn Virginia’s poll tax, a fee imposed on poor, mostly black, citizens when they tried to vote. In the Jim Crow South, barriers to advancement were numerous and forcing the poor to […]
PACE bikes are back in downtown Norfolk. The familiar white bikes with the cheerful basket up front have been overhauled to ensure they’re in good working order, and the program this year has been updated to include new features. New Features This year there’ll be 200 bikes, up from 150 last year, and 39 docking […]
The staff of Hampton Roads Transit show their support for their favorite football teams.
Engines and transmissions may be critical to a well-functioning transit bus, but few systems can compete with HVAC for meeting the creature comfort needs of operators and customers. Mechanic Zinna Chappelle, holding the filter, and Larry Hill, in the background People naturally don’t think much about HVAC until it’s hot and muggy during the summer […]
HAMPTON ROADS is lagging in economic growth compared to other regions in Virginia and across the United States. While there’s no one solution to unleashing the region’s potential, maintaining and improving our transportation systems is certainly key. Thankfully, Hampton Roads is making progress on many transportation projects that have been long overdue. This includes widening […]
If the forecast calls for six inches of snow or more, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will announce its decision to cancel all transit service or operate snow routes by 2:00 p.m. as it relates to HRT’s next service day. When the snow plan is activated, HRT will reduce service to include only core bus routes […]