| Disabled Veterans
Can Apply For Free HRT Bus Passes
NORFOLK --Transportation is one of the top five
requested services Mission United gets from our local
veterans in need.
It is especially vital for the disabled vets, so they
can get to their healthcare providers. We owe it to
them, after all the sacrifices theyve made for
us, says United Way of South Hampton Roads President
and CEO, Carol McCormack.
We want to thank Norfolk Southern for providing
a grant that will make this happen, as well as for their
compassionate corporate leadership.
Starting Veterans Day, local disabled veterans who lack
adequate transportation will now be able to apply for
free bus passes, thanks to a partnership between United
Way of South Hampton Roads, Mission United Hampton Roads,
Hampton Roads Transit, and Norfolk Southern.
To qualify for the free bus pass, the disabled veteran
Be honorably discharged from any branch of the
Provide a copy of DD 214 or certifying veteran
Meet specific income qualifications.
To learn if you are eligible, talk to a Mission United
Disabled veterans interested in riding HRT buses for
free must first call a Mission United case manager to
get the one-page, HRT Discounted Fare Application. Mission
United case managers are available at 757-858-7777,
Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
After business hours, requests to start the free bus
pass application process can be left on Mission Uniteds
voice mail. Online requests to start the process can
also be made any time at missionunited-hr.org/get-help.
Case managers will return all requests for help during
The cost for the free bus passes will be covered through
a generous grant received from Norfolk Southern.
In addition to the completed application, which has
a section to be signed by the veterans doctor,
HRT will need the veteran to submit one passport photo
and a state-issued drivers license (or non-driver
ID, or valid passport, or current employee ID).