Why Public Transportation?

Because our future depends on moving people, not just vehicles.

A strong public transportation system is essential to the vitality of the regional economy, a key element in helping Hampton Roads maintain its competitiveness. Public transportation provides opportunities for economic development, creates jobs and contributes to a cleaner environment.

Our transportation system faces extreme challenges which diminish the region’s competitiveness, productivity and quality of life: congested roadways, inaccessible employment, education and recreation opportunities, lack of mobility for those who rely on transit including the elderly and disabled, and environmental concerns.

A strong regional multimodal transportation system will provide real alternatives to dependency on single occupancy vehicles, and include a variety of modes such as bus, ferry, light rail, high speed rail, paratransit, park-and-ride and ridesharing. The returns on investment in public transportation are many – ensuring we have adequate levels of investment in public transportation is one of the essential transportation infrastructure issue for the next century.

Mission of HRPTA

To promote awareness and support for public transportation to improve mobility, quality of life, economic competitiveness and productivity in Hampton Roads.

Ride The Tide
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Connect Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach Trolley

About HRPTA

Who is HRPTA and why are they here? What can they do for me?

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The Tide MacArthur Station

Events Calendar

Where is the next Hampton Roads event to learn about transportation solutions?

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James River Bridge

HRPTA Public Event

Join HRPTA for a Public Event with Jennifer Mitchell, Director the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

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