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Old 11-23-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Norfolk and Va Beach must get behind this project. It may not make much sense now as there are many more local issues but think of the increasing traffic congestion and the lack of interest in transportation by our state government! Norfolk hit a home run, in my opinion. I believe the local people will support it once they can climb out of their gas guzzling SUVs. The train might reverse a lot of the sprawl and create more "city centers" which will become more livable green spaces. The future is coming whether we like it or not!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Good post.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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Get the light rail gear. Bumper stickers, t shirts, cups, etc. SUPPORT LIGHT RAIL!

757 Hampton Roads
Where from? Good idea, don't even remember what the logo is...
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:36 AM
 
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No one answered the question about taking a extra hour to drive to the light rail park and ride lot, take the rail, find a link such as a bus to your respective place of business if it is not on the Rail line and then arrive at work most likely late. Not everyone wants to spend their day using transit. So you save on your gas- you'll get killed by the taxe increases it takes to subsidize the train. They are rarely full unless you live in a big city and it's five oclock. More Flextime would help tremendously as would working from home. 65 million is alot of dough, cityboi when schools can't afford supplies. Don't forget upkeep on the light rail. It's not maintained for free ya know!
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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I haven't read all the replies I just want to throw my opinion in.

I think right now it seems like a stupid idea but Hampton Roads really needs a better mass transit system than what it has. It is to my understanding that this is the first in that attempt? They better get it right. This has potential to really rejuvenate the city. I mean, Hampton Roads is like one of if not the largest metropolitan area and it has awful public transportation. That is unacceptable in my opinion.

I would love to see HR, Richmond and NOVA be accessible by train one day. I think that would just be so cool to be able to get to DC in under 3 hours and not have to drive. I love DC!
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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I don't forsee heavy ridership on the light rail. My coworker rides the bus, and not so long ago he sat in the only seat on the bus that is empty, and it turns out it was covered in urine. He had to go back home to shower and stuff, and it took a long time.

There are some other incidents, which he just passes off as humor, where the black patrons were talking about beating him up (not killing him), and some other stuff like that.

In terms of gas guzzling cars, if fuel really becomes that much of an issue, people will switch to alternative energy sources and do so rapidly. Right now petrol is still affordable, but if that changes then electric and other techs will take it's place.

I just hope my rents don't go up because of the stupid light rail. Not sure if the landlords think it will really up their property value. If you read the reports in other cities that have had light rail added, you will see that crime has increased in the areas around it.

It's silly, I'm just glad the construction is finishing up.
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