Today's Virginian-Pravda runs a story on Tuesday night's Virginia Beach Mass Transit Open House http://hamptonroads.com/2008/09/virginia-beach-touts-light-rail-amid-new-economic-realities
What caught me was this statement:
"Uhrin said polls by council candidates during the current election cycle have found overwhelming support for the project."
If that's the case, publish the light rail poll numbers. Each campaign that has polled that question could release their numbers to a central source (The Virginian-Pravda and/or the City's webmaster) where they would be compiled in a table that everyone could see.
That would expose the Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) campaign against light rail for what it is. The VBTA would be left without a flamingo's leg to stand on.
Knowing the public backs light rail, I hope we can now proceed quickly ignoring VBTA antics.