Reid Greenmun has been chosen to be Virginia Beach's Project Manager for light rail construction. Norfolk named a construction czar for it's major downtown projects, and now Virginia Beach is following suit.
When asked about the appointment, Greenmun replied, "As the old saying goes, 'If you can't beat them, join them.' I came to realize that the VBTA's campaign against light rail is futile. It's based on lies, distortions, and outdated information. It was getting to the point where I couldn't look at myself in the mirror anymore."
Explaining his flip-flop, Reid stated,"I've now received professional help for dealing with my paranoia. The TOD Conspiracy that used to obsess me was only a figment of my imagination. I've come to embrace rational land planning and urbanization."
Asked if other VBTAers would cross the line to advocate for light rail, Reid said, "Given their short-sightedness, prejudices, and failure to understand basic economics, I'm not holding my breath on it. However, Virginia Beach would be a much better place if we could all come together to hammer out a sensible mass transit plan for the Beach with light rail at it's center."