The Hampton Roads Regional Transit Benchmarking Study focuses on regional public transit planning. The objectives of the study were to compare the performance of Hampton Roads’ transit agencies to similar agencies nationwide to provide a baseline against which future performance can be compared. HRTPO staff coordinated with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA), and Suffolk Transit during development of the study.
Peer Agency Comparisons:
The Hampton Roads Regional Transit Benchmarking Study compares each of the three public transit agencies in Hampton Roads to “peer” agencies across the Nation for the following measures:
The transit agencies were scored on each of these six measures to produce a composite score and final rank for all agencies within the three groups (HRT, WATA, and Suffolk Transit). Tables 1-3 list the peer agencies for each group in order by final rank.
Table 1: HRT Peer Agency Rankings (2005-20014) click here
Table 2: Suffolk Transit Peer Agency Rankings (2005-20014) click here
Table 3: WATA Peer Agency Rankings (2005-2014) click here
Case studies were conducted for three of the five top performing peer agencies (highlighted in purple) to identify possible reasons for their top-tier performance for the measures studied.
Observations from the study include:
A public transit working group was formed that consists of representatives from HRTPO staff, local transit agencies, and interested localities to help guide the selection of topics for further research that may include:
A link to the full report can be found at: