Needless to say, I got a good chuckle out of this one: a poll on the Transportation priorities of Hampton Roads residents. http://hamptonroads.com/2008/04/poll-widening-hampton-tube-tops-wish-list Additional capacity at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) topped the list.
However, in second place: expand regional mass transit, including light rail. 60% supported it. People realize simply more asphalt after more asphalt isn't the solution to our Transportation problems. The big problem is that our Transportation model is fundamentally wrong.
As the taxpayers have been heard, will the Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) now come out in favor of expanded mass transit? Nah...the VBTA troll said mass transit is a government conspiracy, and that buses carry people who don't look like what's at a VBTA Breakfast.