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View Poll Results: How do we fund? What is priority?
Increase property tax or any other tax 0 0%
Gas tax (Maybe 2c/gallon?) 0 0%
Private-Public Partnership W/ tolls. 0 0%
Expanded light rail/bus rapid transit 2 66.67%
Highways/Interstates (3rd crossing?) 1 33.33%
Roadways (Dominion Blvd., VaBeach Blvd. etc.) 0 0%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Just a quick question.

Everybody knows traffic here sucks. Especiallly at our water crossings. We have no $$ to fund any of the needed improvements. If it were up to you, what would you do? Raise taxes, establish a local gas tax,or privatize our roadways with added tolls??

Do you think our main priority should be more roads? Or implement the Transit Vision Plan?



Forgot to make the poll multiple choice!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Seems like the transit plan would definitely connect HR together better which always sounds good to me. Where'd you find this?
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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An article from pilotonline. The dept. of rail transportation and hrt conducted the study and ridership estimates/cost estimates.. By2030! An estimated 150000 will ride lrt or brt a day in hampton roads
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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A plan from an outsider: Take everything in the area and push it closer together! I don't understand why everything here is built off of highways and in shopping plazas..

I guess I'm just too used to being on the outskirts of Boston (40 minute drive into the city) and being able to walk from my house to... anything!
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Eh, as people leave the region for better jobs and more reasonable housing, the problem with self-correct.

There sure are a bunch of for-rent signs around. I don't remember those 2 years ago.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Eh, as people leave the region for better jobs and more reasonable housing, the problem with self-correct.

There sure are a bunch of for-rent signs around. I don't remember those 2 years ago.
Either one of two things...people are tired of living in that area or, they finally got their credit in order to buy a house!
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Eh, as people leave the region for better jobs and more reasonable housing, the problem with self-correct.

There sure are a bunch of for-rent signs around. I don't remember those 2 years ago.
No way, with the Craney Island expansion, bringing 54,000 jobs in the coming decades, no way the population will drop.

Socioeconomic data has estimated 2.015 million residents by 2034 in Hampton Roads. Can you guys imagine traffic with an extra 400,000 people? We need light rail.

Virginia Beach will most likely pass the 500,000 mark in our lifetimes.
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