Monday, February 25, 2008

HRT Staff Using Transit

I've heard the critics of Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) make the argument a couple times, "If you think HRT Staff cares about mass transit, just look at their parking lots." I've relayed that argument to HRT before, and something is in the works to deal with it.

In the pipeline is a program to provide incentives for HRT Staff to take transit to work. It would operate similar to the current carpooling program, where small gift cards would be rewarded after x number of documentable trips. (With HRT, the usual method is to turn in a bus transfer from the trip.)

Already for HRT Staff:

1. There's the "Ride A Mile In My Shoes" Program, which periodically requires Staff to ride. (The requirement is more stringent in some departments than others.)

2. They can ride for free by displaying their HRT ID badge.

1 comment:

Peter A. Stinson said...

The fact that HRT employees can ride HRT for free (flash their ID and they ride for free) and they still don't take public transportation is telling. Where ever you are and where ever you want to be are three buses and 2 hours away.