Thursday, February 28, 2008

TPPC February 28, 2008

On Wednesday morning the Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) of Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met. The bis issue was the ongoing saga of Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) for the seasonal VBWave trolley service.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has started fleshing out numbers for the proposal and has determined that only 5 TVMs can be covered by the funds leftover from an unused Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) grant. In addition, the two campgrounds off General Booth Boulevard (which are among the trolley passes biggest sellers) have agreed to sell passes over-the-counter. Finally, HRT will begin offering a commission for sales, which should draw in additional merchants in the Resort Area.

The TPPC selected 5 potential locations for TVMs and one alternate. It will now be sent to the RAC's Plan/Design Review Committee (PDRC) to look at the sites and design shelter accomodations for the TVMs.

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