11/11/11 INCREASE HOLIDAY RIDERSHIP ON THE "TIDE" AND INCREASE USAGE OF SILVERLEAF PARK AND RIDE STATION
11/12/11 HAMPTONROADS TRANSIT (gohrt.com), PLEASE GO TO WEBSITE - SEECLICKFIX VA BEACH, LOOK AT ITEM #138243 - NO DIRECT DIRECT BUS SERVICE TO THE " TIDE". YOUR "TIDE" LIGHT RAIL SERVICE IS GREAT ! I LIVE NEAR THE SILVERLEAF PARK AND RIDE LOT / STATION, IF A DIRECT BUS SHUTTLE EXISTED FROM THE SILVERLEAF STATION I WOULD RIDE THE "TIDE" ON A VERY ROUTINE BASIS - SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. I WILL NOT STAND AT A REGULAR BUS STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT BUS TO "CONNECT"- IT IS NOT SAFE OR CONVENIENT. I CAN JUST DRIVE INTO NORFOLK WITHOUT ALL THE DELAY AND HASSLE OF STANDING IN THE WEATHER WAITNG FOR THE "NEXT BUS". SHUTTLE COULD BE A SIMPLE LOOP SERVICE - TOWN CENTER VA BEACH, SILVERLEAF PARK AND RIDE STATION AND NEWTOWN RD. "TIDE" STATION. THIS WILL SERVE REGIONAL COOPERATION. AENGUS-BLACKWATER
11/12/11 A COUPLE OF FREE, SAFE AND CONVENIENT PICK UP / DROP OFF POINTS AT TOWN CENTER COULD BE AT OR NEAR SIMPLY FRESH 180 CENTRAL PARK AVE. HOURS OF OPERATION 8 AM - 8 PM AND THE MARKET PLACE IN THE WESTIN HOTEL 4539 COMMERCE ST. OPENS AT 7 AM ( SERVING "STARBUCKS"). TOWN CENTER HAS FREE / SAFE PARKING FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO DRIVE TO TOWN CENTER TO CONNECT WITH A SHUTTLE BUS. AENGUS - BLACKWATER
make sure that you show up at these meetings. Although I realize it is too late for one but you can still show at the other since YOU are the one that wants to make sure there are direct routes. Please post how the meeting went when you reopen this. If you do not go to the meetings you must not want it bad enough to influence the routes. Please only reopen if you can post how the meeting went
Did you happen to attend the meeting with HRT. They are trying to reduce routes and runs to be able to keep rates the same. Did you attend this meeting to make sure that your new route and stop was included. This may also be a problem in Virginia Beach and Norfolk where this problem really is sinc there is not a Silverleaf park and ride in Hampton.
There is another meeting in Hampton which this would apply. I think they are looking to adjust routes in Hampton as well. You might want to consider attending this meeting and let HRT know that you want these routes and stops included even though you would not be using these routes personally which is why they don't have these extra stops. Please plan to attend the meeting and post on here how the meeting went and plan to speak to get your route.
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