It's one of those amusing relationships. The Virginian-Pravda's editorial board semi-regularly chimes in about the need for regional mass transit, but the news pages behave as if light rail was the only component to mass transit. In recent months:
1. They didn't cover the March fare Public Hearing.
2. They didn't cover the April MAX Public Hearing
3. Two stories in Friday's paper on HRT, but neither mentioned Thursday's change in UCAC leadership.
No, The Virginian-Pravda only sends Debbie Messina to a meeting if there's a light rail story in the making.
Even if we build a regional light rail network, buses will still carry the majority of transit passengers in Hampton Roads. They might not be as sexy as trains, but they're critical to mass transit.