Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Teenager's Lesson On Transportation

Yesterday at 5:30 P.M. we had one of our due Staffers call in. She was going to be late getting in, as she had been in Portsmouth.

Uh...trying to go P-town to Pembroke Mall at rush hour?!? No, she wasn't going to make it on time. In fact, she still wasn't there when I left at 6. A naive teenager getting a first-hand introduction into our region's Transportation problems.

Of course, the long-term solution is a regional light rail network. Had Virginia Beach's and Portsmouth's planned extensions been in place, she could have made the trip by train.

[I duck as the usual suspects will oppose both LRT and highway funding, offering no real solutions of their own.]

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