NORFOLK---A lack of funding isn't stopping Hampton Roads Transit from upgrading its fleet of buses.
It's not irresponsible spending, but a new bus rehabilitation program that sends old buses to Florida for a makeover.
The program allows HRT to get nearly new buses for half the cost of a brand new bus.
"We are happy to do this," said HRT spokesperson Tom Holden. "We can stretch the dollar a little further, and they are very tight with new equipment."
HRT plans to add approximately 13 rehabilitated buses to its fleet.