The Commission was formed on June 29, 1999, to effect the merger of the Peninsula Transportation District Commission and the Tidewater Transportation District Commission effective October 1, 1999. The Commission was established in accordance with Chapter 45 of Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, commonly referred to as the Transportation District Act of 1964, and by ordinances as adopted by the governing bodies of its component governments. The Commission provides public transportation facilities and services within the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Oversight responsibility is exercised by all of the localities through their designated representatives. Responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Commission rests with professional management.