Virginia Transports

Virginia Transports Banner

Page Updated on 5/25/15.

The state of Virginia is home to many small and mid-size public transit agencies. Cities such as Norfolk, Richmond, and Alexandria all have decently sized transit systems that carry hundreds, if not thousands of customers each day. Within some jurisdictions that border the Washington D.C. area are services that are provided by the D.C. Metrobus and/or the D.C. Metro (Subway) systems.

While I could cover a lot more ground in the state of Virginia, my focus for the foreseeable future will be the Hampton Roads region. If you want to follow transit happenings (and unfortunate fails) throughout the D.C. metro area; please follow Unsuck DC Metro on Facebook and Twitter. They also have a blog, but it hasn’t been updated in almost two years.

Hampton Roads Area Banner

In April of 2013, I took a trip to the Hampton Roads region to visit family and do some sightseeing. The area is home to wonderful beaches, quaint historic landmarks, and wonderful parks and scenery.  Popular tourist destinations in the Hampton Roads area include the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, with all of its awesome shops, eateries, and beachfront goodness, and Busch Gardens in nearby Williamsburg (the other Busch Gardens park is in Tampa, FL).

The Hampton Roads area is also known for its large Naval presence; Norfolk is home to Naval Station Norfolk, which is the largest US Naval base in the world, Virginia Beach is home to Naval Air Station Oceana, Portsmouth is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and there are various support operations located throughout Hampton Roads.

There are two main public transit systems in the Hampton Roads area; Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) and Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA). HRT primarily operates in Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, while WATA primarily serves Williamsburg. Connections between the two systems are available.

Norfolk is also home to the state’s first light rail line, called The Tide. This 7.4 mile line opened on August 19, 2011 and it’s one year anniversary was celebrated on August 19, 2012. I got to take a ride aboard the line to get an experience using light rail and to see what light rail can do for the Tampa Bay area.

The city of Suffolk, which borders Portsmouth and Chesapeake to the southwest, has its own transit service…Suffolk Transit – which is contracted out to Virginia Regional Transit. Prior to January, 2012, Suffolk contracted with HRT to provide transit services to and from the city.

Note: Selecting the name of the transit district will take you to that district’s website.

Stay tuned for further updates.

HARTride 2012.

2 thoughts on “Virginia Transports”

Please let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Public Transit told from a unique perspective

YITSAtransit

Moving Forward

My Quest for a Job

Chronicling my Journey through Unemployment and Job Seeking

TIME

Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

generaliregi

Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry

amateur airplanes

Let's build.

Gary3536's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Humanity777's Blog

The Church of Christ

JustinaWei

The Fashion/Make up/Lifestyle Blog

lmjb1972

The ArtBabe Blog - Twitterholic, Blogger Newbie, Artist & Creative-type, Conservative Liberal, Catholic Neophyte, Eccentric Self-Absorbed Diva, Mom of 3 YAs, Wife of 22yrs, @LMJB & @DPZTampaBay Hostess

Crossfire

- Passionate conversation on topical events of the day

Fix HRT

We here to report on our area's regional bus system. No they do not endorse us

John T. Bennett

Washington-based Reporter & Analyst. National Security. Congress. Politics. Soon-to-be Johns Hopkins University Master's graudate.

prophetbrahmarishi

Just another WordPress.com site

NewsFeed

Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

PragueByKaty

How I see the beautiful city of Prague and surroundings.

My bike in my life

Just another WordPress.com site

The Global Transit Guidebook by HARTride 2012

Public Transit told from a unique perspective

Hollis Plample

draws comics

World

International Headlines, Stories, Photos and Video

toemail

Pictures of toes, pictures of feet, making the world a better place, one foot at a time.

Sarah's Real Life

A personal style blog featuring real things I wear and do and the occasional photo of my cat.

Soundlandscapes' Blog

My World in Sound - Exploring "that gratuitous, never-ending show for which no ticket is needed": Robert Doisneau

Transit 509

The Eastern Washington Transit Resource

Ride PSTA

News and information about public transit in Pinellas County

YO Bus Driver!

Driving you through the Transit World!

style sprite

A spirited documentation of my personal style.

%d bloggers like this: