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HRT to offer no fares on all transit services this Earth Day

Community organization pushes for frequent and adequate bus service in one Hampton Roads city
Posted at 1:17 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 13:24:03-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Friday marks Earth Day and the Hampton Roads Transit is celebrating by offering no fares all day.

This Friday, April 22, HRT is providing a gift to customers of no fares on every mode of service – bus, light rail, paratransit, and ferry.

The No Fare-day is intended to encourage people who do not use transit to reconsider it as a means of their commute and to say thank you to loyal customers.

“We welcome everyone on board - every day,” said HRT President and CEO William Harrell. “Give us a try.”

Taking transit is one way to use less gasoline.

During the Earth Day commemoration, HRT is re-igniting its Adopt-A-Stop program with a recruitment challenge. From April 22 to May 22 HRT is asking employees, customers, and the agency’s board of commissioners, to consider adopting a transit stop – and recruit new adopted stops.

The program encourages the community to maintain transit stops and keep the neighborhoods beautiful.

Adopters will pick up and dispose of litter, along with reporting issues such as graffiti and broken shelter glass, around their adopted transit stop. The minimum is one year, however, adopters can choose to volunteer longer. HRT provides a startup kit for adoptees that includes a trash container, safety vest(s), a stand and sweep/pan combo, and a one-time supply of trash bags and rubber gloves.

Customers can now use the “Am I Clean” feature at stops and shelters across the region.

The “Am I Clean” tool anonymously reports any observations at each stop. HRT says this feedback will allow HRT to make better use of its cleaning services and provide data to make improvements.

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