Hampton Roads Transit

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Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads or more commonly known as Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) was formed in October 1999 by the merging of PENTRAN (Peninsula Transportation) on the Virginia Peninsula and TRT (Tidewater Regional Transit Authority) in South Hampton Roads. Its service area consists of the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg) and the town of Smithfield.[1]

Facilities

Garage/Offices

Northside Facility

  • Address: 3400 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23661
  • Phone: 757-222-6100

Southside Bus Operations/Maintenance/Administration

  • Address: 509 E. 18th Street Norfolk, VA 23504

HRT Virginia Beach Operations Facility (Seasonal)

  • Address: 1400 Parks Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451

HRT Rail Operations

  • Address: 3404 Mangrove Avenue Norfolk, VA 23502

Bus Roster

Active

[2]

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
1201-1227 Hampton Roads Transit 1211-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3
1230-1238 Hampton Roads Transit 1235-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C18D102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E
  • 1232 caught fire in June 2011.
  • Some retired.
1240-1263 Hampton Roads Transit 1244-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
  • 1256 caught fire in August 2009.
  • Some retired
1301-1304 Hampton Roads Transit 1304-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E Some retired.
1400-1409 2002 Optima Opus LFB-29 Cummins ISB Allison B300R TwinVision Amber LED
1410 2006 Optima Opus LFB-29 Cummins ISB Allison B300R TwinVision Amber LED
1500-1513, 1515 Hampton Roads Transit 1500-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E 1500-1506, 1508-1513, 1515:
TwinVision Amber LED

1507:
TwinVision Smart Series III Amber

  • 1514 retired due to fire.
  • 1507 was retrofitted with a TwinVision Smart Series III Amber sign in 2017.
1516 2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
1600-1614 Hampton Roads Transit 1601-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
1700-1715 Hampton Roads Transit 1708-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
  • These buses run exclusively on Southside routes.
  • Some retired.
1800-1810 Hampton Roads Transit 1804-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
  • 1800 is painted in MAX Express colors.
  • Currently, these buses run exclusively on Southside routes. They originally ran on Peninsula (100-series) routes.
1900, 1902, 1904-1907 Hampton Roads Transit 1907-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E TwinVision Amber LED
  • These buses run exclusively on Peninsula routes.
  • Some retired.
2000-2021 Hampton Roads Transit 2021-a.jpg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED These buses run exclusively on Southside routes.
2022-2039 Hampton Roads Transit 2037-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED
2040-2046 Hampton Roads Transit 2045-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED These buses run exclusively on Southside routes.
2101-2129 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber
2131-2133 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber
3000-3028 Hampton Roads Transit 3009-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED
3029-3035 Hampton Roads Transit 3031-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED
3101-3105 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber For MAX service.
2047-2052 Hampton Roads Transit 2047-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED These buses run exclusively on Peninsula routes.
4000-4009 Hampton Roads Transit 4001-a.jpg 2007 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system TwinVision Amber LED These buses are used exclusively on Southside routes.
4010-4023 2008 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system TwinVision Amber LED
  • These buses are used exclusively on Southside routes.
  • Some buses are designated for Route 17 only.
4024-4025 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system TwinVision Amber LED These buses are used exclusively on Southside routes.
4026-4036 Hampton Roads Transit 4031-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system TwinVision Amber LED These buses are used exclusively on Southside routes.
4101-4113 2018 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102N2)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber
5000-5008 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED
  • First buses delivered with new logo
  • These buses run exclusively on Southside routes.
5009-5013 2013 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED These buses run exclusively on Peninsula routes.
5014-5015 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Amber LED These buses run exclusively on Peninsula routes.
5016-5018 2016 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber These buses run exclusively on Southside routes.
5019-5025 2018 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 TwinVision Smart Series III Amber
5101-5107 2014 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
  • Leased.[3]
  • Used on routes 44, 45, and 47.
2015 Ford/Starcraft
  • Unknown fleet numbers
  • Operated by MV Transportation

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Original operator Thumbnail Year Retired Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
87 Citizens Rapid Transit 1953 2005 Mack C-37-DT
201-239 PENTRAN HRT 236 flxible.jpg 1991 2009 Flxible Metro 40096-6L Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison V731
501-534 PENTRAN 1995 2011 Gillig Phantom S50T40102 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
600-649 PENTRAN Peninsula Transportation 621-a.jpg 1976 ? Flxible 53096-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison VS-3
  • Some were sold to Blacksburg Transit in 1983.
  • #621 was preserved at Commonwealth Coach & Trolley in Roanoke, VA.
    • Was lost in a fire on October 31, 2017.
701-720 TRT 1989 2009 Flxible Metro 40102-6T Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • These buses were refurbished after the merger of TRT and PenTran. The work was performed by the 18th St. (TRT) garage.
721-740 TRT 1990 2009 Flxible Metro 40102-6T Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • These buses were refurbished after the merger of TRT and PenTran. The work was performed by the 18th St. (TRT) garage.
741-762 TRT 1990 2009 Flxible Metro 40102-6T Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • These buses were refurbished after the merger of TRT and PenTran. The work was performed by the 18th St. (TRT) garage.
801-815 PENTRAN 1985 ? GMC RTS T80204 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
901-929 PENTRAN 1989 2009 TMC RTS-06 T80-606 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
901-933 TRT Hampton Roads Transit 919-a.jpg 1992 2011 OBI 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
  • #933 featured the Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine and ZF 4HP-500 transmission.
  • These buses were refurbished after the merger of TRT and PenTran. The work was performed by 18th St. (TRT) garage.
934-949 TRT 1995 2011 OBI 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison B400R
  • Some of these buses were sent to Atlanta to help provide service for the 1996 Olympic Games.
  • These buses were refurbished after the merger of TRT and PenTran. The work was performed by the 18th St. (TRT) garage.
1415-1416 2006 2017 Optima Opus LFB-29 Cummins ISB Allison B300R
2007 2015 Ford/StarTrans
  • Unknown fleet numbers
  • Operated by MV Transportation

Light rail fleet

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Notes
401-409 2009 Siemens S70

Services

NET (Norfolk Electric Transit)

The NET is operated by only one route (17). The NET is currently run by Gillig BRT Hybrids.

VB Wave

The Wave consists of three routes that run through the main areas of Virginia Beach. Routes 30 and 32 are operated by Gillig BRT Hybrids while Route 31 is mainly operated using two 1600-series Gillig Low Floors.

  • 30 Atlantic Ave (May 1-October 2 8am-2am, About every 15 minutes) which serves all the stops along the Atlantic Avenue boardwalk, This includes the Old Coast Guard Station Museum, the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, plus the north beaches HRT transfer.
  • 31 Museum Express (Daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day 8am-2am, About every 15 minutes) Serves the Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Waterpark, Owl Creek Municipal Tennis Center, Holiday Trav-L-Park Campground, and KOA Campground.
  • 32 Shoppers Express (Daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day 10am-9pm, About every hour) Serves the Shops at Hilltop, and ends at Lynnhaven Mall.

MAX (Metro Area Express)

The MAX is the express service of HRT (one express route (121) is not branded as a MAX route).

  • 918 - Silverleaf Park & Ride to Joint Staff Forces College
  • 919 - Silverleaf Park & Ride to Lafayette River Annex
  • 922 - Greenbrier Mall to Lafayette River Annex
  • 960 - Downtown Norfolk to Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  • 961 - Downtown Newport News - Downtown Hampton to Downtown Norfolk
  • 965 - Patrick Henry Mall - Peninsula Town Center to Naval Station Norfolk
  • 967 - Downtown Newport News to Greenbrier Mall

The Tide

Light Rail launched in 2011

Handi-Ride

HRT's paratransit service operated by 2007 Startrans Fords.

Paddlewheel Ferry

HRT's Paddlewheel Ferry is a system of two 150-passenger paddle-wheel ferry boats. The Ferry travels between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and downtown Norfolk at The Waterside and Harbor Park.

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