Hampton Roads Transit will restart regular bus, light rail and ferry services Sunday morning, September 16.
Norfolk, VA - Hampton Roads Transit will restart regular bus, light rail and ferry services Sunday morning, September 16, now that the projected path of Hurricane Florence has turned sufficiently south and away from the region.
Earlier this week, when the hurricane was projected to make landfall much closer to Hampton Roads, HRT began the detailed process of winding down all services, securing ticket vending machines, storing light rail vehicles on elevated tracks and docking ferries at a secure location on the Elizabeth River. It also made plans to safely store its fleet of buses. Oceanfront trolleys were sent to the garage in Hampton.
The agency also spent time securing buildings that were at potential risk from flooding, including the Norfolk Tide Facility, its Mangrove Avenue warehouse, and the Parks Avenue garage in Virginia Beach.
While the region is still expected to have significant rain and some wind, it is not projected to be as serious as earlier forecasts indicated.
"The safety of our customers and employees is central to our mission," said William Harrell, president and CEO of HRT. "We also have an obligation to safely secure our equipment and make it ready for use after any major weather event passes and the region transitions to a recovery mode."
For more information on transit services, visit gohrt.com