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New Program Details 2013-2014
Through a partnership with HRT, ODU offered discounted HRT GoPasses.
Spring 2014 Go Passes Available Starting December 9, 2013
Our office is implementing a few minor changes to the program for spring 2014 to try to ensure those that truly need this program for transportation can participate. Despite the changes in distribution highlighted below, the price of the passes is the same this semester as it was last semester.
An individual may purchase EITHER a Go-Pass OR a parking permit, but not both. This is to ensure those that are solely reliant on HRT service for their transportation needs have access.
Students: If you have a parking permit that is expiring the end of this semester, it will not restrict you from purchasing a Go-Pass for the spring. If you have an annual parking permit, you will have to turn it back into the office for a refund before being able to purchase a Go-Pass.
Faculty/Staff: If you have a parking permit, you will have to turn it back into the office for a refund before being able to purchase a Go-Pass for the spring / summer
Need Both? If you have the need for both a parking permit and a Go-Pass, we will start a waitlist for Go-Pass sales to parking permit holders. At the end of January 2014, if we still have Go-Passes available, we will contact you when you may purchase one.
Please note that the new Spring Go-Passes will not be activated until January 1, 2014. Please store the card safely until then, and continue to use your Fall 2013 Go-Pass through the end of December. There is a $23 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged Go-Passes.
What To Do If You Do Not Have a GoPass
HRT still has a large variety of options for riding the bus, ferry and light rail with convenient locations close to campus to purchase fare media.
Bus/Ferry/Light Rail Fares:
- One Trip: $1.50
- 1-Day GoPass: $3.50
- 7-Day GoPass: $16.50
- 30-Day GoPass: $50.00
For additional options please visit HRT's website.
Where To Purchase HRT Fares:
On an HRT bus: one way fares and 1-day GoPasses are available (exact change required)
The closest retail location to ODU to purchase fare media is the 7-11 behind Grays Pharmacy: 4720 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23508. It is a good idea to call ahead first, just to be sure the store has the ticket you want in stock.
Other retail locations can be found on HRT's website.
How to Use The GoPass365
A valid ODU ID card is required to be shown when boarding any HRT service in conjunction with your GoPass.
If you experience any problems using your new GoPass365 it is important to collect as much information as possible such as bus number, route, time and if possible driver's information. Please report any problems to our office as soon as they happen so we can work with HRT on correcting them.
GoPasses are non refundable.
Getting to ODU from the Tide (Light Rail)
The closest Tide station to ODU is the EVMS/Fort Norfolk station. There are two buses at leave from this station and head to ODU, Route 16 and Route 2.
- Route 16 (via Colley Ave): This services leaves every 30 minutes during peak times from the EVMS/Fort Norfolk Station and takes approximately 15 minutes to reach ODU. This bus drops off and picks up on West side of Elkhorn Ave.
- Route 2 (via Hampton Blvd): This services leaves every 30 minutes during peak times from the EVMS/Fort Norfolk Station and takes approximately 15 minutes to reach ODU. The bus drops off on the east side of Hampton Blvd and picks up on the west side of Hampton Blvd.
Getting to and from Downtown Norfolk/MacArthur Mall
The easiest and quickest route to downtown Norfolk and MacArthur Mall is catch either Route 16 or Route 2 and transfer to the Tide at the EVMS/Fort Norfolk station.
Be sure to plan your return trip ahead of time as the last buses to ODU from EVMS/Fort Norfolk station leave at 10:20pm Monday - Thursday, 12:20am Friday - Sunday.
Handi-Ride Information: Students, faculty, and staff assigned to the Norfolk campus can use the Handi-Ride free of charge with a Handi-Ride pass booklet. To receive a booklet:
- Come to the Parking and Transportation Services office with a valid University identification card.
- Proof of certification through the HRT Disabilities Program.
- Disabled customers will be issued Handi-Ride booklets based on their class or work schedule.
- There are ten passes per booklet. Booklet will not be replaced if lost or stolen.