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.
Almost a year ago, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) announced that they would revise the Route 17 (formerly known as the Norfolk NET) into a one-way loop around the downtown Norfolk area. This change coincided with the move of the downtown bus transfer hub from… Continue Reading “Say What? The City of Norfolk is defunding HRT Route 16?”
For quite a while now, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has been able to post ridership numbers on its bus system, as well as its light rail (LRT) and ferry lines, on a near-daily basis. Numbers would be posted on the agency’s website homepage for… Continue Reading “HRT departs from daily ridership reporting”
It’s been a while since I wrote about two ongoing studies to extend Norfolk, VA’s light rail line. Much has progressed during the past few months on both studies, but a long road still lies before Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) in terms of finalizing… Continue Reading “February 2014 Update on HRT’s LRT Extension Studies”