Do you wonder how you can help move The Tide light rail forward in Virginia Beach?

We need your help! Light rail in Norfolk has been a positive push toward regionalism in Hampton Roads – but the 7 mile stretch of The Tide is only a start. Yes, Norfolk is pushing forward with plans to connect the Norfolk Naval Base and Ocean View to the downtown area.

Our Virginia Beach brothers and sisters are voting on a referendum on November 6th to allow their City Council to pursue funding options to connect to The Tide at Norfolk’s Newtown Road station. Let’s help them push forward.

What can you do to help push The Tide light rail forward in Virginia Beach? Our friends at Light Rail Now VB need your help with these tasks:

  • Yard Signs:
    • We have great yard signs and our goal is to get them into neighborhoods in Virginia Beach.  If you can help hand them out to friends, co-workers, family members who live in Virginia Beach, that is great. You can ask for one by emailing us at
  • Social Media:
    • We have a great Facebook page that is getting a lot of virality.  But, we need your help.  If you would like us on Facebook and do at least a weekly posting on your page to our page, that increases the number of folks who see us. It is amazing, but there are still people who don’t even know we are having a referendum.  And, they are more likely to be Facebook users.  So this is a link that even if you are not on Facebook will get you there.  Our Facebook page is LightRailVB.
  • Poll Workers:
  • Newtown Road Campaign:
    • The Tide riders coming and going from Newtown Station are mostly Virginia Beach residents.  We need volunteers to go to the Newtown Station and hand out information to get them to vote, put out yard signs, window clings, and recruit poll workers. If you can take a shift to talk with folks coming off The Tide, that would be great.
Disclosure: Keith Parnell is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance.
Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance

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