October is Transit Appreciation Month!
It’s Transit Appreciation Month in Virginia! We are celebrating all things transit, including agencies that keep Virginians moving and the employees and crews who keep us safe.
We are happy to partner with the following local transit agencies that have been working hard to get commuters to work during these challenging times!
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) system includes bus, paratransit, ferry, and light rail service. HRT services Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Chesapeake. This year, HRT launched Virginia’s first public transit buses that are all-electric and produce zero emissions. Additionally, this year Hampton Roads Transit received dedicated funding for the first time in the agency’s history.
As a division of the Department of Public Works, Suffolk Transit provides safe, cost-efficient fixed route transit services to Suffolk’s core Downtown service area. It also provides fixed route transit services in the Northern Suffolk area as well as providing a connection from Downtown to HRT in the Chesapeake Square area before continuing on to the North Suffolk Library. Suffolk Transit has riders now have the ability to plan their trips and to track their buses in real time through their SPOT Web Portal. Commuters will be able to plan your trip, using the Trip Planner, monitor the location of your Suffolk Transit bus, to ensure that it is running on time and monitor messages, for important announcements.
Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) provides a transportation system to citizens and visitors of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and the Bruton District of York County. WATA operates 8 fixed-routes and 3 specialty routes, including the Trolley, William & Mary Green Line, and Surry Line.
We appreciate all that you do to keep us moving! Keep up the great work!
For more information on staying safe while commuting visit www.transitva.org, download DRPT’s Commuting Safely and Confidently: Tips for Businesses and Commuters in the COVID-19 Environment.