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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 29

Peninsula Corridor Fixed Guideway Study Update

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 8:37 AM by Communications Department

Earlier this year Hampton Roads Transit began an 18-month study of potential options for a fixed guideway corridor on the Peninsula for high capacity transit. The corridor would include a dedicated track, lane or roadway that would allow for consistent and reliable operating speeds of transit vehicles with stations along the route designed to expedite boarding times. The transit vehicle could be a streetcar, light rail, or a bus rapid transit (BRT) system. Corridor_study_SC

Focus group meetings and public meetings were held during the spring to gather feedback from citizens about possible routes, transit options, traffic impacts, costs and benefits. Learn about and discuss the results from the feedback gathered during the spring at upcoming public meetings in October. HRT along with City representatives from Newport News and Hampton will be onsite to discuss findings and answer questions at three public meetings:
  •  6pm – 8pm, Tuesday, October 4, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News; 
  •  6pm – 8pm, Thursday, October 6,Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News; and 
  •  6pm – 8pm, Thursday, October 13,Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton.
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The City of Newport News has proposed a possible 25 mile long dedicated corridor through the city (Click map to enlarge) and believes that the bus rapid transit option is likely the most cost effective choice. To learn about the study, check out the video featured on NNTV. For more information visit the HRT Peninsula Corridor Study website.