Join us at the HRPTA Annual General Membership Meeting on November 14th. RSVP here. David Tyeryar, Deputy Secretary of Transportation for Virginia, will be speaking on Multimodal Transportation and other topics. Come have coffee with us at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and let’s talk about public transportation in Hampton Roads.
Not a member of HRPTA yet? That’s okay. Click here to join us. Let’s make a difference in Hampton Roads together!
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.