Monday, November 24, 2008

HRT COA Open Houses

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will be holding a series of Open Houses as it conducts a Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA). The COA will look at existing services and stops and consider how they could be improved.

The full schedule of meetings is at


Anonymous said...

Like the cities will ever listen

Airport service?
Night service (I live off High St)?
Sunday service?

Avenging Archangel said...

Anon 1:56,

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

1. the ongoing MPO study will address mass tranit funding.

2. cities that want to do light rail (like your Portsmouth and my Virginia Beach) have a FTA bus service mandate to meet to get Federal light rail dollars.

Be patient, my friend.

Anonymous said...

What about Airport service? Even a simple bus from Military Circle would do.

(same poster from Portsmouth)

Avenging Archangel said...

Route 111 serves Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on the Peninsula.

In Norfolk, the Norfolk Airport Authority (NAA) is in the pockets of the taxi companies. The NAA refuses to allow buses onto the airport grounds. A "compromise" discussed in 2006 was to reroute Route 8 to the Norview/Azalea Garden intersection, still off airport grounds. It was a sick joke, as passengers would have had to drag luggage forever.

Michael Ragsdale of HR Transit Ideas has toyed with the idea of a Military Circle - airport route.

Michael Ragsdale said...

For the anon poster:

My idea was to start a bus at the Military Circle lineup and follow Route 15. Route 15 would loose its Robin Hood section and serve the Norfolk Social Security office and this route would pick up the Robin Hood part. It would then head Right onto Azalea Garden then Right into Norfolk Airport.