Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CTB January 7, 2009

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) held a Public Hearing this evening at The Regional Building in Chesapeake. Comments were being asked for on Virginia's Transportation projects. About 60 people were in attendance.

There were 16 speakers. Half of them in their comments emphasized the need for improved mass transit in Hampton Roads. In addition, a few local governments sent representatives to make their cases.

Intriguing fact of the night: 63% of Virginia Beach's roadway mileage has congestion that is grade "D" or worse.

The amusing part: the habitual complainers were AWOL.

In the end, it made for a pleasant night where people sought constructive, realistic solutions.


Beachdude67 said...

People don't show up to these meetings because they usually don't find out until it's too late. Even when the meetings are well publicized, the meetings are during the day when most citizens can't attend.

Anonymous said...

It started at 6 PM, not during the day