With the move to the new Cedar Grove DTC scheduled for Sunday morning, some Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) administrative personnel were working into Saturday evening to pull it off. Much had to be done given that the City of Norfolk had only sent over the approved plan with one week's notice.
I had e-mail replies from two of them just before 9 P.M. on Saturday night from the Monticello Avenue office. Yes, they were at their desks on a Saturday evening.
Talking to a driver on Route 20 this evening, I was told things at Cedar Grove were "going great" on the first day. As I plan to travel through Cedar Grove tomorrow, I'll post a first-hand report.
Yes, HRT has a history of bungling, losing track of money, etc. However, I've met some good people there. Reforming HRT will be like turning a supertanker: very slow, but doable. Instead of bashing the agency, we should be trying to fix it in order that Hampton Roads may receive the quality mass transit that it needs.