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TCC-HRT ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT
Students, staff to have access to light rail, buses, ferry
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Nov. 3, 2011) – Tidewater Community College and Hampton Roads Transit have reached an agreement where TCC will provide access to HRT buses, ferry and light rail at no cost to its students and employees. The inaugural half-year agreement runs Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012.
“This agreement offers our students a reliable means of transportation to class and beyond,” says TCC President Deborah M. DiCroce. “It’s part of TCC’s ongoing efforts to remove roadblocks to our students’ success. They are entitled to full access to quality education and career training, which is more important than ever in today’s economy.”
The agreement covers HRT’s regular services with buses, the Tide light rail and paddlewheel ferry.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Development Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.