April 8, 2013
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
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
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
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
Much higher than predicted average daily ridership has helped propel The Tide to this benchmark sooner than expected.
March 14, 2012
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
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
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
The new launch date is nearly a year earlier than planned. Trip time between Norfolk and Washington should be about 4½ hours.
November 28, 2011
In addition, the agency is replacing all 3,500 bus stop signs. The new signs, for the first time, will provide route and schedule information.
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