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Hampton Roads Transit

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Top Hampton Roads Transit Articles

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  • 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...
  • Future of sewer district-owned house still unclear

    Future of sewer district-owned house still unclear
    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...
  • Chesapeake takes next step toward light rail without commitment

    Chesapeake takes next step toward light rail without commitment
    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. 5 Letters: Transit priorities

    Setting priorities 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. In...
  • 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...
  • 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/...
  • Breast cancer and the HCG diet

    Breast cancer and the HCG diet
    When VJ Sleight’s breast cancer returned last year, she wondered if the unusual recurrence – 23 years after her original diagnosis -- had anything to do with the controversial hCG diet that she had repeatedly followed. The near-starvation...
  • More evidence hormone patch is safer than pills

    More evidence hormone patch is safer than pills
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study adds to evidence that skin patches offer a safer alternative to pills for women who want to treat their menopausal symptoms with hormones. The study, of 54,000 women who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT),...
  • Film festivals for many tastes this weekend

    Film festivals for many tastes this weekend
    We're heading into a crowded weekend for film fests in Chicago, with no fewer than three major events competing for attention. This kind of overlap is far from ideal, but then again filmgoers are a self-selecting bunch, and the three festivals on tap...
  • Treating menopause symptoms

    Treating menopause symptoms
    Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...