The celebration will be part of the First Friday Downtown Street Party on June 1 at Tidewater Community College’s plaza. HRT will raffle off two, GoPass365 passes at the event, which all a customer to ride any transit service for a year.
To further commemorate the milestone, HRT will also pass out t-shirts to Tide customers this week from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
According to a press release, The Tide light rail boards roughly 4,500 passengers on an average weekday. When the system was developed, it was projected to have just 2,900 average weekday boardings.
Studies are underway to develop an extension of The Tide to Naval Station Norfolk.