There are those who argue that mass transit can't be done in Virginia Beach. They usually point to either how the city is built or it's demographics. The latter is changing rapidly, while the former is slated to change through the Comprehensive Plan.
For those who think it can't be done, bus ridership on Virginia Beach's outlying mainline routes operated by Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) base here were up this year for the third consecutive Summer. The routes served (25, 26, 27, 29, and 33) had a 5.2% increase for the May 1 - September 30 window over that period in 2007.