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Hampton Roads Transit

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Top Hampton Roads Transit Articles

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  • Future flight plans

    We helped lead the cheers when People Express officially launched low-cost commercial service from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport in June. The startup intended to fill a void created by the loss of AirTran in 2012, and seemed to represent...
  • Quality rapid transit is key

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was in Richmond recently to make a major announcement. The City of Richmond and Henrico County have been awarded a $24.9 million grant toward design and construction of a bus rapid transit line. The project is...
  • Newport News cuts emissions, regional commission launches new website

    As world leaders discussed climate change in New York City last week, the city of Newport News reported on its effort to reduce greenhouse gases in its fleet. The city converted its 27th vehicle to propane in February, helping contribute to a fleet...
  • No breakdowns so far for rebuilt Hampton Roads Transit buses

    No breakdowns so far for rebuilt Hampton Roads Transit buses
    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...
  • Transportation center slated for Newport News

    Transportation center slated for Newport News
    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...
  • Hampton Roads Transit officials consider adding paddle wheels to Elizabeth River ferries

    Hampton Roads Transit officials consider adding paddle wheels to Elizabeth River ferries
    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...
  • Hampton Roads transportation plans include proposals for more bike lanes

    Hampton Roads transportation plans include proposals for more bike lanes
    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...
  • MipTV: BBC Worldwide Sells 'The Musketeers' Wide

    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...
  • Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads

    Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads
    Help navigating the region The Virginia Department of Transportation offers a smart phone app with updated information about traffic on the state's interstates and highways. The free app is available through app stores or at http://www.virginiadot.org/...
  • Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Announced

    Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
  • Newport News adding lights to bus stops, other features

    Newport News adding lights to bus stops, other features
    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...