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  • Hampton Roads Come Support The Tide Light Rail - Ride Free All Week

    The light rail transit known as The Tide opened this past Friday, August 19th at 6am in Norfolk to much awaited fanfare. Suffice it to say the Tide did not disappoint, as an estimated 30,000 passengers rode The Tide on Friday, keeping its cars packed all day long.

    Riders came from far and wide to catch a ride and because of this overwhelming support, Norfolk’s City Mayor Paul Fraim declared that the free rides will continue all week long to give every supporter a chance to ride for free.

    More information for the Tide is located below:

    Tide Light Rail Stops

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday  6am-11pm
    Friday-Saturday  6am-Midnight
    Sunday  11am-9pm
    Holidays  11am-9pm

    Fares:
    Light Rail Fare-1 Ride  $1.50
    Bus Fare-1 Ride  $1.50
    Go 1-Day Pass $3.50
    Go 1-Day Bundle of 5  $16.50
    GO 7-day pass  $17.00
    GO 30-day pass  $50.00

    Park and Ride
    The Tide offers four Park and Ride locations with 779 parking spaces for vehicles. Parking is free.
    All Park and Rides are monitored by security officers. No overnight parking is permitted. Cars left in lots after the end of HRT’s service day will be ticketed or towed.

    The Tide Park and Ride stations are:
    Harbor Park Station (176 spaces dedicated to light rail patrons of The Tide)
    Ballentine/Broad Creek Station (105 spaces)
    Military Highway Station (232 spaces)
    Newtown Road Station (266 spaces)

    Come on out and support the Tide and ride for free all week. Support Hampton Roads and our continued economic and transportation development. More information about public transportation in Hampton Roads can be found on the Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance website.

    JASE Digital Media is a proud supporter of The Tide Light Rail System and all it can and will do for the Hampton Roads area. What do you think of the Tide? Tweet us @jasegroup and let us know.

    image credit: VaDOT on flickr

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  • HRPTA Reception In Honor Of The Tide Grand Opening

    On Friday, August 19th, the Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance hosted a reception to celebrate the launch of the new light rail transit in Hampton Roads “The Tide”. It was a great occasion to celebrate the success of the first day the Tide was open to the public. It was reported that 30,000 passengers were aboard the Tide Friday, leaving the cars packed from open to close.

    There were two reasons to have the reception Friday, one was to celebrate the launch of The Tide; but the second reason was to honor the man who was more influential in bringing light rail to Hampton Roads than just about anyone else. That man is Randy Wright, one of the first proponents to help bring light rail to the area. Mr. Wright is the man who held steadfast to his dream and saw it reach completion with the launch on Friday.

    JASE Digital Media was in attendance as proud sponsors of the HRPTA and proud supporters of light rail mass transit in Hampton Roads. Our CEO, Keith Parnell, serves on the Board of HRPTA, and recounted on how special it was to be a part of this momentus day for the City of Norfolk and the region of Hampton Roads.

    Do you support the Tide? Want to be a part of advancing transit in Hampton Roads? Contact us or visit the HRPTA to learn more.

    Randy Wright at HRPTA Reception In Honor Of The Tide Grand Opening

    Mayor Paul Fraim at HRPTA Reception In Honor Of The Tide Grand Opening

    Keith Parnell at HRPTA Reception In Honor Of The Tide Grand Opening

    images credit: archiew on flickr

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  • Saturday, October 2, 2010 marked the 24th annual celebration of Arbor Day in Norfolk. Arbor Day represents Norfolk’s commitment to nurture and protect the environment while enabling residents to do the same.

    JASE team members at Arbor Day 2010Members of the JASE team were proud to attend the Celebrate! Trees program which unveiled its newest initiative in the Lafayette Park just outside the Norfolk Zoological Park. The event was held just beside the park at the Ernie Morgan Center located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA at 10:00am. Lafayette Park is the city’s oldest park and has been around for over 100 years.

    Hosting the event were Mayor Paul D. Fraim, the Council of the City of Norfolk and the Arbor Day Committee. Council members included Theresa Whibley, Barclay Winn and Vice Mayor Anthony Burfoot.

    The Arbor Day celebration is held each year in the month of October to recognize the area’s prime planting season, October 15 to March 31. The cool weather conditions during this time allow for root establishment.

    In addition to the tree planting, attendees were given a free native tree seedling, free admission into the Virginia Zoo from 10:30am-12:00pm and nature activities for children.

    Exhibitors to provide tree planting and environmental advice included Elizabeth River Project and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

    This year’s Arbor Day celebration also included the dedication of the City’s second “Living Legacy Grove.” Living Legacy Groves use donations from residents and businesses to establish planned groupings of native trees and plants. The first grove was planted in Lakewood Park in March 2010 in partnership with the Elizabeth River Project and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

    JASE is a very proud supporter of Norfolk’s Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting, the Celebrate! Trees program, the Elizabeth River Project, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Keep Norfolk Beautiful.

    JASE supports the City of Norfolk's Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting

    JASE supports the City of Norfolk's Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting

    JASE supports the City of Norfolk's Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting

    JASE supports the City of Norfolk's Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting