About HRT

Our vision
We envision HRT among the preeminent transportation organizations in the nation. We see regional mobility as the cornerstone of economic development and quality of life in Hampton Roads.

Our mission
HRT’s mission is to be an innovative regional provider of inter-modal transportation opportunities at a high level of quality, safety, and efficiency.


How many employees does HRT currently have?
Currently, HRT has 888 employees.
When was HRT formed?
HRT was formed on October 1, 1999, after a merger between Pentran and TRT - the first voluntary merger of two transit agencies in the country.
How is HRT funded?
24.6% Fare box and other revenue
32.2% Federal funding
16.3% State funding
26.9% Local Funding
What cities does HRT serve?
HRT serves seven cities: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Suffolk. The entire service area population is 1.3 million.
Why is the service more frequent in some areas/cities than in others?
HRT contracts with each city in our service area separately, and
each city determines how much service is to be provided in their area.
What are HRT’s ridership figures for the most recent quarter?
June 2006 - 1,999,999
May 2006 - 1,931,644
April 2006 - 1,823,936.

Current Services
55 Bus Routes [Fixed Regular Routes]
HOV Express to Naval Station
Shipyard Express to Northrop Grumman
Fort Eustis Express
Commuter Services
Ships & Jets Tour
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Services
Norfolk Electric Transit (NET) Electricity
Paddlewheel Ferry – Natural Gas

Trolley Services (Seasonal)
VB Wave – Virginia Beach Resort Area
Carpool/Vanpool Park & Ride
Guaranteed Ride Commuter Checks
Computer Match Van Leasing

Paddlewheel Ferry – Downtown to Olde Towne
Paratransit Sevice
Handi-Ride – Demand Response for Persons with Disabilities


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