26 03 2009

Apologies for the lack of post recently. I have been engaged with a number of different things. At least two of those had to do with HRT.

First, I came up with a report to give them about their System Map. While I was a major supporter of this when they came up with it, I wish they would have sent us (the UCAC) a draft for review. Overall, it is a great thing. I think HRT was the largest transit company in the country without one. However, they got it designed out in Tennessee. No offense to the Volunteer State, but they aren’t exactly next door neighbors with HRT. I think this is probably a reason for some of the errors in the Map that we see as common sense (for example, you can’t make a right hand turn out of the Downtown Tunnel). You can view my comments on the Map here.

Second, I have been trying to come up with suggestions to improve the Chesapeake end of Route 13, which runs from Downtown norfolk to Chesapeake TCC. Basically, I want to cut out the drawbridge by rerouting to Mount Pleasant via the Expressway. I also think that it can better serve the municipal center by coming in the back way (Albemarle Dr.) instead of from Cedar. After it hits TCC it should continue to Wal-Mart before turning bak to Norfolk.

Proposed Route 13I think that this would be a great improvement to a route that seems to be designed to serve a minimal number of students and people going to court. It even has a stop specifically for the bail bondsman.




3 responses

26 03 2009

YES YES YES!!! The 13 really needs to come to walmart.. maybe even down cedar.. There is a lot of housing developments down cedar that aren’t served by public transportation. I live in a subdivision called Marsh Creek and we have to walk all the way (2.5 miles) to get to the bus stop. I know plenty of people in Deep Creek that would ride the bus if the bus stop was closer. Im tellin you man please keep working for this. I promise it would increase ridership by about 150-200 a day. If i had it my way i would bring it by tcc make a left on domionion, swing it by walmart down by grassfield high take a right on scenic left on cedar all the way down cedar to hugo owens middle and then take a right on moses grandy which is a stoplight free road back towards tcc.!

27 03 2009
Russell Manning

Excellent! Please send your comment as well to the Chesapeake City Manager (William Harrell – citymanager (at) cityofchesapeake (dot) net) as well as to the two councilmen that sit on the transportation district commission (Rick West – rwest (at) cityofchesapeake (dot) net and Cliff Hayes – chayes (at) cityofchesapeake (dot) net) **replace the (at) with @ etc…** If you know others that would support a change, get them to send emails too. the more individuals, the better

28 03 2009
Michael Ragsdale

The 33 travels between TCC and 68th St all day Monday – Saturday. Where do you get this “service from Pacific & 19th to TCC is not continual throughout the day” because it is

Other glitches:
* The 33 is a Local, not Tour
* The 32 is missing from connections @ Lynnhaven Mall

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