| Sep 22, 2014
Three years ago, a Hampton Roads Transit bus broke down an average of every 2,445 miles — or about every 15 days.
Technically called a "service interruption" by those in the industry, HRT officials realized they had to turn around an aging fleet...
| Jul 7, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
The city will hand $19 million to agencies that provide city services, but aren't...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:27 PM
NEWPORT NEWS – The city is working to add lighting and other features to the Hampton Roads Transit bus stops in the hopes of improving safety and ridership.
Of the city's 644 bus stops, only about 33 have shelters, senior planner Angela Hopkins...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:42 PM
HAMPTON — Hampton Roads Sanitation District officials are mulling over plans for the $424,500 waterfront home the public agency purchased in 2012.
As the clock ticks, so does the meter.
The sanitation district will pay property taxes until its...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Chesapeake City Council agreed Tuesday to ask Hampton Roads Transit for help in finding $1.8 million for a study that would be a required part of bringing light rail to Greenbrier, The Virginian-Pilot reports.
The city hasn't committed to building light...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Tucked amid proposals on the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's list of 200 potential long-range projects for the Peninsula are about 30 proposals that focus on two-wheeled, pedal-powered vehicles.
Bike lanes and trails have become...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The July 16 editorial concerning regional mass transit was both timely and truthful. There is a dire need for more efficient public transportation in Hampton Roads. Several factors contribute to the present lackluster service.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
More passenger trains and faster service to Washington, D.C., are coming to Newport News.
A $38 million multi-modal transportation center in Newport News is scheduled to begin construction in 2016. The station will be able to accommodate four Amtrak...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Hampton Roads Transit officials are discussing the merits of installing paddle wheels on its two new Elizabeth River ferries.
Adding a paddle wheel is expected to cost $75,000 - $100,000 and increase the cost of maintenance by up to $15,000 a year per...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- BBC Worldwide, the distribution arm of the U.K. broadcaster, has pre-sold British dramas "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" and "Quirke" to a raft of broadcasters around the world ahead of their transmission in the U.K.
"Fleming," which is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
PARIS- In the run-up to MipTV, BBC worldwide, the distribution arm of the British broadcaster, has closed a flurry of deals of "The Musketeers," the contempo TV makeover of Alexandre Dumas' classic French novel.
Gallic DTT channel NT1 has picked up the...