Category Archives: Williamsburg Area Transport

Williamsburg Trip

I went to Williamsburg again yesterday and here’s my report:

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority launched a new pass program at the beginning of this year and for me, my trips here and there mean my best value is $2 for an All Day Pass.  Drivers just had a staff meeting the other day about making time points and, as I was on Orange Line (Train Station / Tam-0-Shanter / Best Buy / Water Country Back Entrance), we sat for several minutes at a couple of points to wait for it to be time to go.

Several of the operators I spoke with were curious about the GoPass365, which I use on my travels, and I explained that basically it’s HRT’s equivalent of showing a WATA operator your Thomas Nelson or William & Mary ID.

Now, my big big gripe: HRT Route 121 (NNTC / Patrick Henry Mall / Train Station:

There is but one single round trip in the morning, and one single round trip in the afternoon.  I boarded the 5 PM trip from WATA Station to head home, and get this

  • We left 7 minutes early (4:53 PM instead of the correct 5 PM)
  • We left before all WATA buses arrived

Of course I blasted an email off to HRT because I can easily see the run being more popular if it would just wait for the 5 PM WATA lineup and people knew they could depend on the 121 waiting for them.

Passenger count for Route 121:

  • 7 on at WATA Station
  • 2 off / 8 on at Patrick Henry Mall

Bear in mind that there could’ve been more if the bus simply waited for it’s schedule and allowed all WATA buses to arrive

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Bus Ride to Busch Gardens

Riding the bus to Busch Gardens today – look for a full report later this evening.

Ideas for Hampton Roads Transit rides buses in Williamsburg

Welcome to Williamsburg!!

Yesterday, I got to ride buses in Williamsburg and I’m going to say, after riding Hampton Roads Transit buses for seven years, it was time to check out our neighbor, Williamsburg. In addition to this report, may I also point you to my Video Report.

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Williamsburg trip on Tuesday

Tuesday, I’m taking myself to Williamsburg to check out the New Flyer D30LF bus and to check out Williamsburg Area Transport’s services from the point of view of my wheelchair.  I promise lots of pictures.

Yes, I’m fully aware that Williamsburg has a much better bus system (I’ve been on WAT buses before, but not to study them) and yes, I’m fully aware that due to recent events, the Williamsburg Area Transport Authority does not trust the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads.