Yesterday I was skimming Virginia Beach's new draft Comprehensive Plan. There were a couple bus photos in the Policy Document that caught my eye:
There's a photo of the bus on Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) Route 72...sitting at the Suffolk Bus Plaza. That's right: the 72 runs from the Suffolk Bus Plaza to Paul D. Camp Community College and back. (What's a Suffolk bus photo doing in our Comp Plan?!?)
There's a photo of Bus 2016 on Route 33 Outbound. Okay, they did get a Virginia Beach route this time.
What's unusual is a low-floor Gillig on the 33. Not in the past 15 months, since the 33's operations were transferred from Southside Base (in Norfolk) to Virginia Beach Base. Even before then, it would have been rare.
Here's the kicker
I was already planning a blog post on those photos. I called Michael Ragsdale of HR Transit Ideas so he could join in the laughs. Instead, I learned the photos were from his Flickr account:
1. The license on the photos prohibits them from being used without proper credit.
2. The City probably also violated Flickr policy, too.
From Michael's blog:
This entry is cross-posted at Ideas for Hampton Roads Transit.