Friday, November 7, 2008

TDCHR November 7, 2008

This morning the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (TDCHR) held it's November meeting. Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) governing body was delayed 35 minutes as late arrivals were needed to muster quorum, but then the meeting itself lasted only 20 minutes.

7 contracts were covered: 5 Change Orders for light rail, 1 new contract, and 1 contract extension. Three of the Change Orders actually lowered the cost of the project, by a total of $1,939,366.00.

The TDCHR adopted it's 2009 Legislative Package. Among it's requests: a dedicated funding source, additional funds for hybrid shuttle vehicles, and money to cover further study of light rail.

For the first time since I've been attending TDCHR meetings, HRT has no vacant full-time bus driver positions. There are 4 part-time vacancies in Hampton.

Finally, the location and time for the December TDCHR meeting has been changed. It will now be December 11 in Norfolk at 10 A.M. The change was requested by the City of Norfolk due to light rail eminent domain hearings that day.

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