A $1.9 million transit study is on the legislative wish list the Transportation Commission of Hampton Roads will consider at its Thursday 1 p.m. public monthly meeting in Norfolk.
Hampton Roads Transit will request the study as one of nine legislative priorities for 2014. If approved by the General Assembly, the study will analyze the potential for "fixed guideway transit corridors," which may be dedicated bus lanes or light-rail or streetcar systems, connecting key activity centers such as Newport News Shipbuilding, Peninsula Town Center, City Center at Oyster Point and other destinations.
In other business, the commission will consider the transit system's long-range capital plan. Commissioners also will receive an update on the proposed fare changes effort, the next step of which will be to seek public input.
The meeting is open to the public and will be in the second floor board room of 509 E. 18th St.
Copyright 2013 - Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)