HRT is an acronym for Hampton Roads Transit
which is a transport authority in the state of Virginia which is responsible for taking control of transport services like Railway
services, bus services and ferry services. The agency came into existence on October 1, 1999 with the amalgamation of two former departments known as the Peninsula Transportation District Commission (Pentran) which take control over the Virginia Peninsula and Tidewater
Regional Transit (TRT) and also Tidewater Transit District Commissions.
There are over 70 transport routes in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The system had daily ridership of 63,150 as of August 2012. HRT or Hampton Roads Transit provides light rail services, three 150-passenger ferries on Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Traffic, metro area Express
facility, Peninsula Commuter Service and much more. It provides its services in several areas such as Virginia Beach, Newport News, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Smithfield town.
The department HRT(Hampton Roads Transit) is administered and governed by the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads that consists of thirteen members. It has no Revenue
source, it is financially run by the federal, local and state funding member under the state jurisdictions. Its head office is located at 3400 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia in the United States.