Tidewater Transportation District Commission

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The Tidewater Transportation District Commission was formed in January 1973.

The formation began with the acquisition of the Virginia Transit Company, Norfolk Division (January 1973), the Community Motor Bus of Portsmouth (May 1975) and the Norfolk, Portsmouth and Elizabeth Tunnel operators in September 1977.

The formation of the Tidewater Regional Transit (TRT) became complete in September 1977.

In 1999, TRT merged with PENTRAN and became Hampton Roads Transit.

Hampton Roads Transit

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), incorporated on October 1, 1999, began through the voluntary merger of PENTRAN on the Virginia Peninsula and TRT in South Hampton Roads and currently serves over 22 million annual passengers within its 369-square-mile (960 km2) service area around Hampton Roads. The purpose of the HRT is to provide reliable and efficient transportation service and facilities to the Hampton Roads community.

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