Tidewater Community College Bargaining With Hampton Roads Transit To Snag Special Rate For Students

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tidewater Community College students and staff may be able to use Hampton Roads Transit's light rail, ferry and bus services at a special rate if contract negotiations between the school and transportation provider prove a success.

TCC's College Board unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday night to begin negotiations with HRT to provide the services, which would be available to students who attend all of TCC's campuses, said TCC President Deborah M. DiCroce.

Currently, TCC provides a free, on-campus shuttle service that takes students to the campuses.

Under the HRT proposal, students and employees could use HRT services anywhere for a projected $6.50 a year, officials said.

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