HRT’s New Transit Center Nears Completion

HRT has announced a ribbon cutting on Friday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. as the long-awaited bus terminal nears completion.

HRT has announced a ribbon cutting on Friday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. as the long-awaited bus terminal nears completion. In a notice to riders, HRT said “Everyone is welcome to attend and check out the new facility at 434 St. Pauls Blvd.

The Downtown Norfolk Transit Center has interior space for bus passengers to wait when it’s cold or raining, public restrooms, a customer service desk, a breakroom for street supervisors and operators.

The layout is designed for transit buses in mind. Each of the 14 routes that will service the center has a designated stop, so customers will no longer have to chase their bus when it arrives, and operators will not have to deal with these frustrations from customers when they board. There are ticket vending machines, plenty of benches inside and out, lighting in the evening, improved security, and the location is within walking distance of The Tide’s Monticello station.

Operator training will take place through the holidays and the first two weeks of January. Revenue service begins Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

Learn more about the partnership between HRT and the City (video)

From norfolk.gov