HRT Temporarily Halts Fare Collection

The governing board of Hampton Roads Transit agreed to stop collecting fares temporarily for HRT services effective Friday, April 10, 2020.

Free fare service will continue through June 30, 2020.

This is part of the continuing effort to limit social contact by allowing customers to forgo paying a fare, limit interaction with the operator, and eliminate physical contact with the farebox, which is one of the most touched objects in a transit bus.

During this period, HRT also is encouraging customers to board and exit at the rear of the bus, if they are able, while handicapped patrons and others requiring the bus to kneel for easy front access can still board at the front.

HRT continues to encourage all residents to avoid unnecessary travel. If travel is necessary, the use of a face mask by all persons is encouraged for the safety of bus operators and other customers.