Newport News is a city located near the larger urban area of Hampton, in eastern Virginia. Newport News is an independent city, which is a city that doesn’t belong to any particular county. Independent cities are relatively rare in the United States, but they are more common in the state of Virginia, due to their state constitution. Newport News has a long history, dating back to when Virginia was a British colony. Today, it has developed into a city with multiple industries and options for transportation.
Because Newport News rests on the coast, it has a major transportation network which includes various interstate highways, state highways, bridges, railroads, buses, air and sea ports. Newport News has three airports, all of which have had increasing traffic in the past few decades. The city’s rail is served by Amtrak, which runs north south through the state. Greyhound operates the city’s busing system, which connects to other surrounding cities such as Williamsburg