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January 27, 2014

Proposed $1 hike raises ire of Va. paratransit community

A Hampton Roads Transit rate study estimates the overall proposed increases would boost annual revenue by $3.25 million, a 22% increase from last year.


April 8, 2013

Hampton Roads may cut free rides for college students

Because of the agency’s budgetary problems, an APTA review recommended it cut or raise rates on a program that provides free transportation for college students, whose colleges pay an annual fee to participate.


January 23, 2013

Hampton Roads Transit light rail study still under way

The study began in 2009 but has been delayed several times. The study is intended to give officials an idea of ridership, costs and logistics for a light rail extension.


November 7, 2012

Va. voters back light rail

Sixty-two percent of Virginia Beach voters supported a referendum for the city to expand light rail out to the beach. A similar measure was defeated in 1999.


October 24, 2012

Poll: Va. residents support extending light rail

Of the 471 Virginia Beach respondents, 68% support a referendum that would extend Hampton Roads Transit’s The Tide light rail to the beach.


April 18, 2012

Hampton Roads' light rail reaches 1 million rides mark

Much higher than predicted average daily ridership has helped propel The Tide to this benchmark sooner than expected.


March 14, 2012

Hampton Roads revamps look, service

Replacing 120 of its 200 bus shelters, repainting nearly 200 buses, updating signage with NextBus information at all of its bus stops, is updating its logo and adopting new performance measurement criteria.


February 1, 2012

Hampton Roads Transit taps new President/CEO

William E. Harrell has served as Chesapeake's city manager since June 2007 and is credited with helping the city reduce spending while sustaining core services without an increase in taxes or fees.


January 26, 2012

Hampton Roads to begin airport service pilot

The trial bus service to the Norfolk International Airport will test customer interest in establishing permanent local bus service to one of the region’s major transportation hubs.


January 19, 2012

Va.-D.C. rail service to launch by end of year

The new launch date is nearly a year earlier than planned. Trip time between Norfolk and Washington should be about 4½ hours.


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