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Hampton Roads Transit

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Top Hampton Roads Transit Articles

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  • Virginia Beach police investigating three-vehicle accident that injured 12

    Virginia Beach Police are at the scene of an accident involving a Hampton Roads Transit bus and two other vehicles that injured 12 people, a spokesman said. The incident happened just after 2:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of General Booth Boulevard near...
  • 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...
  • Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes

    Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes
    Last winter's severe weather prompted Hampton Roads Transit to develop a series of emergency snow routes for its bus service. The 11 emergency routes will be used if sustained accumulated snowfall exceeds 6 inches and forces a severe reduction in...
  • HRT to get new paratransit vans, service contract

    The Hampton Roads Transit Governing Board is expected to vote Oct. 23 on a $38.5 million contract to improve its paratransit van and sedan and call center service for the disabled. HRT is also purchasing 76 new vans that are expected to be on the road...
  • Newport News eyes two sites as part of new transportation center

    Newport News eyes two sites as part of new transportation center
    Newport News has identified potential sites for a train storage and servicing area to complement a proposed transportation hub off Bland Boulevard. Newport News plans to seek public input on that portion of the project that the city's Director of...
  • HRBT comes under fire in public survey

    HRBT comes under fire in public survey
    Traffic snarls at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel received the most comments and drew the most fire from motorists as part of a congestion survey compiled by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. The habits of other drivers, poor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Can a pot-bellied pig provide emotional support?

    Few people would argue that furry dogs and cats can provide emotional support, but what other critters, such as miniature horses, monkeys or pot-bellied pigs? A recent attempt by a passenger to bring along a rooster on a flight from the Newport News...