Hampton Roads Transit adding 28 new buses

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Roads Transit is getting an upgrade this month, in the form of 28 new buses.

The new ones will replace the agency’s older buses — and are expected improve the transit experience for drivers and customers. Half of the order already arrived from California and will hit the streets soon.

William Harrell, president and CEO of HRT, said in a statement, “Older buses require more maintenance and are less reliable. Some of our buses are well beyond their expected life. We are working hard to replace older buses equipment to enhance the transit experience, both for customers and our operators.”

HRT says the buses cost more than $13 million and range in size from 29 feet to 40 feet.

Next week, HRT is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for July 26 to showcase their new additions.

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