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What types of transportation systems operate in Hampton Roads?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hampton Roads Transit serves the seven cities of the area: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Services provided by HRT include buses, trolleys, commuter service, Norfolk Electric Transit (NET), the Paddlewheel Ferry, express bus service, and services for the disabled.

Commuters looking for a quick and convenient way to get to work can ride the MAX, or Metro Area Express. Park and Ride lots throughout Hampton Roads make it easy to connect residents to their destination. The MAX even stops directly at Naval Station Norfolk and Northrop Grumman, major area employers.

For easy travel in the downtown Norfolk area, residents of Norfolk Virginia apartments can choose to use the NET or Norfolk Electric Transit. Portsmouth also has a downtown bus service, The Loop. Both of these free bus services serve commuters and also stop at area attractions on weekends. The VB Wave is Virginia Beach’s shuttle service that, for a $1 fare, gets you to the Oceanfront attractions.

The Paddlewheel Ferry shuttles passengers between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and downtown Norfolk. Commuters and tourists alike take advantage of this service, which departs every 30 minutes.

Category: City Guides, Hampton Roads