This morning the Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) of Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) held it's May meeting.
VBWave seasonal trolley service is off to a good start. First, Memorial Day Weekend ridership was up about 2,000 people over 2008. Second, 6 of the trolleys scheduled to be repainted in a blue scheme (similar to the hybrid buses) already have been. (10 total will be repainted.) Third, five new Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) have been installed in the Resort Area.
The City is testing LED lighting for the Oceanfront. LED is being used at 2nd Street on Atlantic Avenue, and along the Boardwalk between 2nd Street and Rudee Inlet. Staff at the Department of Public Works want to see how the units hold up to the salt spray over an extended period.
The Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) reported no significant problems in the Resort Area over the holiday weekend.
Policy on the dedicated trolley lanes on Atlantic Avenue was discussed. Staff was asked to come back with more information in order that the TPPC can recommend possible changes.
The meeting concluded with a discussion on the Residential Parking Permit Program. The TPPC endorsed an administrative change on leased and commercial vehicles receiving RPPP decals, which the full Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) is expected to vote on at it's June 4 meeting.