Metro Orlando is very grateful to have SunRail! Because here in Tampa Bay, it’s hard to build a better transportation network without a meaningful passenger rail system. In collaboration with the SunRail Riders group – which advocates for better service on the SunRail Commuter Rail system in Orlando – I’m going to talk about SunRail and the challengesContinue reading “Tampa Dreams of SunRail”
It all comes down to this… Tonight, the Virginia Beach City Council is expected to select the “Locally Preferred Alternative” (or LPA) for the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study. The council is also slated to ratify next year’s city budget at tonight’s meeting, which currently includes $20 million dollars for the light rail extension plan.Continue reading “BIG NIGHT TONIGHT in Virginia Beach”
Two years ago this month, I took a trip to Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA to visit relatives and to embark on my first ride along a light rail line. In this Friday Rewind post, I will reflect back on my experience in Hampton Roads and how the area is pushing for more transportation choices, In manyContinue reading “FRIDAY REWIND – 2013 visit to Norfolk, VA”
Over the past several months, I’ve been blogging about the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study and the developments, updates, and yes…even monkey wrenches that have been thrown into the process. Now, things are coming down to the wire as the Virginia Beach City Council debates what decision they will make for the proposed extension ofContinue reading “It’s crunch time for Virginia Beach light rail”
Let the discussion begin You’ve likely been hearing about it over the past few months, but now the official public outreach process has begun in Hillsborough County. What is this outreach process about exactly? It’s about building a better transportation network throughout the county. Because let’s face it, we’re at a pivotal crossroads right now,Continue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 1 – An Overview”
Back in December, I told you about Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) working on a system of Snow Routes, designed to provide basic bus services in the event that sustained snowfall is forecasted to exceed six inches. In the last few weeks, HRT has unveiled those Snow Routes and installed blue “snowflake” signs at designated busContinue reading “HRT Snow Routes”
Independence Day will be on Friday, July 4, and as with many holidays, transit services will be limited. Please see the listing below to see what level of service that each transit district will operate.
In a turn of events that spanned the course of the last month, it appears that the city of Virginia Beach has signed onto what is merely a consolation prize, not necessarily ending the battle to get the Oceanfront connected to light rail.
The numbers are out once again! And the month of February brought forth strong transit ridership along Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). Let’s take a quick glance at the numbers! For the report, I’ve been able to get clarification as to what modes ofContinue reading “February, 2014 Ridership Report”
As Zac wrote out in his post from Monday (3/10), the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study is aimed at improving mobility for residents in the SouthShore area, while maintaining an efficient connection to the rest of Hillsborough County. I would like to take a few moments to point out one thing that this study encompasses. WhicheverContinue reading “An additional note about the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study”