Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the launch of Virginia’s first zero-emission electric buses on Friday as he ceremonially signed a new law that provides dedicated funding for the first time in Hampton Roads Transit’s history.
The governor was joined by Sen. Louise Lucas, who sponsored Senate Bill 1038, and Delegate Alex Askew, who sponsored House Bill 1726. Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler, and Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) Jennifer Mitchell also participated.
“This legislation provides critical funding to increase access to public transit in a vital economic region of the Commonwealth,” said Northam. “The transition to all-electric