Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Divorce Court?

71% of poll voters wanted to rescind the 1999 merger of Tidewater Regional Transit (TRT) and Pentran to form Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), while 28% support keeping the consolidated agency. The only sense such lopsided numbers make is that people are very angry over recent events at HRT and think decoupling the agency could solve them.

The new poll is on the Norfolk Mayor's race.


thesh00ter said...

if Fraim is out of office, is there anybody else as pro-mass transit as him?

Avenging Archangel said...


Political and demographic realities leave bus service a sacred cow in Norfolk politics.

Where things might change is in how aggressively Norfolk pushes light rail extension. However, the same objective realities will push Norfolk to seek having The Tide extended through the region regardless of who is in the Mayor's Office.

thesh00ter said...

sounds good