Putting the Peninsula
in the Fast Lane

Imagine a quicker, easier, and more comfortable commute to work or school. Imagine going to the store without the hassle of parking. Wouldn’t that be great? A new transit system being considered for the Peninsula could help do just that. Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) and the Cities of Hampton and Newport News are proposing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system that would link many popular destinations of the two cities.

To make this vision a reality, HRT, the cities, and the Federal Transit Administration executed an environmental review of the Peninsula Bus Rapid Transit project. The environmental review evaluated BRT corridors that will make getting around the Peninsula faster and more rider-friendly.

What’s Happening?

The Peninsula BRT project further defined corridor alternatives and an environmental review was completed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A NEPA review is required in case federal funds are used on future phases of the project. Environmental review considers the natural, cultural, and human elements of the project as they relate to the environment as well as local and regional travel changes. The NEPA process is expected to conclude in 2020.

PeninsulaBRT Corridor Map

Peninsula BRT Corridor Alternatives Map Legend