HRT warns riders to watch for anything suspicious

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by Joe Flanagan, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM

NORFOLK--State Police informed HRT about the threatening phone call concerning the Hampton Roads region made around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Buses and light rail passengers were told through facebook posts and billboards that if they see something suspicious they should say something.

All week, as it turns out, HRT has been holding security seminars. They were well-versed in what to do when a security threat happens.

"Well, what we do is, directly share it with our operational office and let them know that we have this issue that will slow down the buses.  They are going to be checking the buses and any big vehicles that will be coming through the tunnels, so we wanted to let them know it is going to slow down service," said Safety and Security Director Ron Edwards.

HRT transit bus number 961 uses the HRBT each day and did report having major delays today.
 

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