Public Workshops on Light Rail Extension Study to Naval Base Begin Next Week

The Tide light railThe Tide is moving forward in Norfolk. Will Virginia Beach ever catch up? Next week is the first of three public workshops where we get to discuss routes, goods and bads with the City officials and HRT. Be there or be square.

The workshops will take place on the following days between 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm:

  • Wednesday, June 12 Blair Middle School, 730 Spotswood Ave., Norfolk (This location is served by HRT bus route 6.)
  • Monday, June 17 Granby High School, 7101 Granby St., Norfolk (This location is served by HRT bus route 1.)
  • Wednesday, June 19 Hilton Norfolk Airport, 1500 North Military Highway, Norfolk (This location is served by HRT bus routes 15 and 23.)

HRT and the city are kicking off the first phase of the Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study process

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) and the city of Norfolk are kicking off the first phase of the Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study process. The study will define potential routes and transit modes in Norfolk that will link The Tide light rail system with Naval Station Norfolk. The study will have three phases spanning approximately 15 months. Each phase will kick off with workshops to facilitate broad community involvement.

Workshops will be held throughout the city to ask area residents, businesses and other stakeholders to help define the study’s needs and goals. Each workshop presents the same information and asks the same questions:

  1. What are the travel needs or problems between The Tide (and any future extension of The Tide) and Naval Station Norfolk?

  2. What goals would a successful transit solution between The Tide and Naval Station Norfolk need to achieve?

source: City of Norfolk website

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