The Tide Celebrates 10 Million Rides

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Were you one of the 10 million passengers on board The Tide light rail since its opening in 2011? If so, then Hampton Roads Transit is celebrating you!

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.