raggiesoft's Hampton Roads Transit photoset raggiesoft's Hampton Roads Transit photoset

Ideas for Hampton Roads Transit (Archived Posts)

Welcome to my Archived posts. Since Google won't let me export this to WordPress, you have my old posts. If you're looking for my current HRT blog, it's now official, I've moved to my new home. Please update your bookmarks: Blog site (http://blog.raggiesoft.com/) and RSS Feed (http://blog.raggiesoft.com/?feed=rss2)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ideas for HRT moved!

It's now official, I've moved to my new home. Please update your bookmarks.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Weather: Buses are on REGULAR schedule for now

As of 9:30 AM, all buses are on REGULAR SCHEDULE and there IS NO SNOW so far

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Norfolk Southern Right of Way Deal

H/T Henry Ryto

The City of Virginia Beach is scheduled to purchase the Norfolk-Southern Right-of-Way, which is expected to be the extension of The Tide to the Oceanfront!!!!

Meaning, to get the ball rolling, bus service in Virginia Beach MUST run at night/Sundays (existing routes until about 11 PM) before the Federal Transit Administration will even talk to us about getting light rail.

Martin Luther King Day Schedule

Be advised that Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 19th, will be a modified Saturday schedule.
  • All local routes are a Saturday schedule - NO SERVICE ON ROUTE 25 or 47 beyond Churchland
  • MAX Routes 962 and 967 are a WEEKDAY schedule
  • Routes 37 and 113 are NOT running

Monday, January 12, 2009

Video Podcast Coming Soon

Coming Soon: A Video Podcast

Friday, January 9, 2009

Brambleton Station Construction: Brambleton Ave detours

Be advised that due to construction of The Tide, Brambleton Ave will be shut down at the I-264 overpass. Routes 13 and 18 will be on detour (Route 9 is UNAFFECTED). Passengers needing to head to Ballentine Blvd south of Corprew Ave or any part of Kimball Terrace MUST USE ROUTE 13. Here is a map of the detour:

View Larger Map

BLUE is Route 13
RED is Route 18

What part of "No Left Turn" do these iodiots not understand?

Several accidents with light rail trains (I think it's Huston). Every time the cars either ran a red light or made a left turn where left turns were prohibited

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Downtown Norfolk Stop is WHERE!?

H/T Henry Ryto, Avenging Archangel:

All services that used to stop at Monticello & City Hall and City Hall & Court now stop at Bush & Brooke temporarily while The Tide is being constructed (this detour is until further notice). This is right in front of the Union Mission. Norfolk, are you trying to say something by dumping us off at the homeless shelter?

Yes Norfolk, you're even having MAX riders (who pay a premium fare to ride to work in Downtown Norfolk) getting off the bus AT THE HOMELESS SHELTER!

Suggestion: move the stop two blocks north to Bush & College which would provide better access to TCC and MacArthur. This would also get rid of the stigma of getting off in front of the Union Mission.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Yesterday at the 3 PM inbound at 19th & Pacific, I saw this and yes it's equipped with HRT RiderNet (HRT's soon-to-be-launched MAX Wi-Fi) (learn more about RiderNet3)

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I created an UNOFFICIAL Flickr group to post your HRT pictures. It's open to anyone with pictures of HRT buses and (coming soon!) trains

It's available here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hrt-nerds/

So Reid, no one will ride Light Rail?

Originally uploaded by N-Sai
This is the Valley Metro Light Rail in Phoenix, Arizona. You say no one will ride? Then explain this standing load train!

Norfolk General is finally accessible

I'm going to need to hit up a #2 and check on this:

From the Busmeister:

The transfer point at Norfolk General Hospital finally gets a wheelchair ramp.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This is odd

Specifically look at the word "MAX". Note how both are stylized. Coincidence? Can someone shed some light?

The METRO MAX is Phoenix's Valley Metro discount card to attract customer to Phoenix businesses that were impacted by the construction of the newly opened METRO Light Rail.

HRT MAX is our local Metro Area eXpress providing regional express bus service. Funny that this is also the same acronym (and meaning) as Portland, Oregon's MAX Light Rail.

Valley Metro Light Rail

Today marked the Grand Opening of Metro Light Rail in Phoenix, Arizona. They use the same make/model of trains as used on Charlotte's LYNX which will be the same trains seen on The Tide.

Congratulations Phoenix :)

Metro Light Rail Web Site

(In case you're wondering: Phoenix is where one of my cousins live)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What an Idiot (Extremely Foul Language)


The road is closed, the guy is drunk, and all these witnesses see this. Guy calls all of them every name in the book

H/T Seattle Transit Blog