Last week, I sent an email inviting HRT planning as well as operations staff to come ride the #47 High Street with me to see what I have to put up with getting to ODU Tri Cities campus.
One of the operations big wigs down at 18th Street – along with a couple of staff members – happily took advantage of the offer to “escape the office” and learn the route better. Here’s what I had in mind for the 47: County & Court to Village & Academy: Route 47 High Street, marked as such, and make no changes, except as planned with the Service Efficiencies Study.
Village & Academy to Lakeview Industrial Park in Suffolk: I can see major (for the better) changes happening. This is what I would like to see happen:
- As the bus is coming into Suffolk, hang a left onto Prices Fork Blvd
- At the Traffic Circle where Prices Fork & University Blvd meet, swing around to University – making a right. Somewhere safe there, plant a bus shelter for both directions. NOTE: buses CAN NOT fit down University Blvd towards the Tri Cities building, so these shelters would be where you get on and off for Tri Cities
- Continue down University Blvd and hang a RIGHT onto College Drive
- Regular Route from there to Walmart