Over on HR Transit Ideas, Michael has posted an invitation for any officials to come out and ride the mainline trolleys. He wants to make the point that the mainline routes should draw the hybrids before Route 30 (Atlantic Avenue).
That reminds me of an offer I've twice made to the Virginia Beach City Council, and that no Councilperson has taken me up on yet. I'll publicly do it this time, not only for them but any civic leaders or candidates. (We have a Council election in November in Virginia Beach.) If you want to see bus service here, I'll take you out riding. In my last offer to Council, I mentioned I had three possible treks in mind. They are:
1. Rush Hour Triangle - Routes 36, 25, and the Cutback Route 20. A circle at rush hour largely through Virginia Beach. (You do cross into Norfolk.)
2. The Reba Special - Mrs. McClanan mentioned at a Council Retreat that she occasionally will ride into Norfolk to see how service is running. We can.
3. The Henry Special - this is what I often do on a day off: take the bus into downtown Norfolk for lunch and a matinee at MacArthur Center.
Given movie pass regulations, I have to do it on a free day that I have off work. (I'm ineligible for passes on a requested day off work.) I normally get my work schedule on Tuesday for the following Friday-Thursday, so we can schedule by Tuesday evening for the following week.
Anyone who is interested, let me know.