Thursday, July 29, 2010

TPPC July 29, 2010

The Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) of Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met on Thursday morning. The meeting was quite short, lasting only about 35 minutes.

There was an update from Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) on VBWave operations. Looking at May figures, it was seen that full service began in 2009 on May 17 versus May 23 in 2010. If yiou redact the additional days, 2010 was only about 8% behind 2009. The great news: June was about 13% ahead of the previous year, with July ridership (so far) roughly on par with a year ago.

The safety issues on Norfolk Avenue are being tackled. Lights that were out have been fixed, with the City looking to install additional lights. Not only have incidents dropped, but arrests have been made.

There was a brief discussion of time share sales behavior, busking, and street preachers. A full discussion is scheduled for when the RAC next meets on August 5.

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