Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) Transit Riders Advisory Committee (TRAC) met Wednesday evening at HRT Headquarters in Hampton.
The meeting was dominated by a Presentation on, and discussion of, a potential fare increase for bus service. Neither TRAC members nor visitors objected to an increase. Not only that, but TRAC was aimiable to an even larger increase that what's currently on the table provided that the up and beyond portion of the increase not apply to Seniors and Disabled, plus be dedicated 100% to providing increased bus service. TRAC stopped short of endorsing a specific option, as new options may come out of TDCHR discussions of the issue during the next month.
TRAC was shown Insider Cards from the first batch printed for recruiting new members. Bus riders in the region should be seeing them onboard soon. TRAC Chairman Henry Ryto, who has long worked this issue, was presented a card out of the first batch.
A special meeting of TRAC was called for Wednesday, April 21 at 6 P.M. in Norfolk. At that meeting TRAC will be given a Presentation on shuttle/circulator options for downtown Norfolk once light rail begins service and given a chance to voice their opinion. Also, TRAC may take an official position on a specific fare increase option.