Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study
Hampton Roads Transit and the City of Norfolk are in the early phases of the corridor planning process for a possible high capacity transit extension to Naval Station Norfolk. The work will define potential routes and transit modes in Norfolk that will link The Tide light rail system with the Navy base.
The study will have three planning phases and span about 15 months. Each phase begins with a public workshop to generate community involvement and understanding. We have hosted six workshops. The first three were held in June and broadly focused on the “purpose and need” for the study. The second three workshops helped define, also in broad terms, what possible routes should be considered for the study.
Public turnout was strong. Citizens from across the region shared ideas and suggestions with the study team. Those ideas were captured and are part of the permanent record. If you missed the workshops, you can still comment.
Our public comment page - located here - will allow you to comment directly to the study managers. Open City Hall, a service sponsored by the City of Norfolk, is another and we think pretty exciting option because it allows comments to be read and shared by other citizens. Click on the link below to see how. Finally, to receive regular updates on the study, click here to sign up.
When the initial phase of the project is completed, HRT will seek funding to pay for a more detailed study that would eventually lead to the selection of a locally preferred alternative. Engineering, permitting and financial plans would come later.
Need to get caught up?
There are links below to the June workshops and one for September’s. The YouTube link shows the actual presentation. The project’s first newsletter is there as well.
- NSNTES September Public Meetings Presentation
- NSNTES June Public Meetings Presentation 6-12-13
- NSNTES Newsletter Issue 1 – August 2013
- YouTube: Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study
- Meetings Summary Report: June 2013 Meeting
Contact our study managers
Transit Development Officer
Hampton Roads Transit
509 E. 18th St.
Norfolk, VA 23504
757-222-6000 ex. 6699
Long Range Planning Manager
City of Norfolk
Department of Planning
810 Union St., Room 508
Norfolk, VA 23510