Category Archives: Feeding The Tide
Anyone from the Peninsula able to help me?
I’m BACK and I finally got to Ride the Tide for the first time. I come from riding Sound Transit Link Light Rail, so I do have expectations of what service should be and what should not be done. So far, it’s a start (but that was the plan all along: The Tide is the start of something bigger).
People who use it, are happily using it, and I’m seeing plenty of bus-train connections being made at Newtown Station (I personally did bus to train connections at these stations: Military Hwy, Newtown, Ft Norfolk/EVMC, Monticello*, and MacArthur Square*).
The ride was rather smooth as promised, and does make the commute much faster. What used to be a 90 minute bus ride from TCC Virginia Beach is now a 20 minute bus ride to Newtown Station + a 20 minute train ride into Downtown Norfolk (MacArthur Square Station). I used to have to be on the 5:15 PM bus to get home on the last bus, but now I can stay until the 8:52 PM train from Downtown. Yes, a vast improvement. I am glad to be home 🙂
* Officially, buses don’t connect here, but they are close enough to Route 17. MacArthur Square could use a bus stop on City Hall Ave for several routes that go right past.
Here is your opening timeline for Tide Light Rail:
* Sunday, August 7th: feeder bus service starts. Gets passengers used to using new bus service at train stations
* Friday, August 19th: FREE Preview Weekend with Tide Light Rail
* Monday, August 22nd: Regular light rail service begins. Train fares same as local bus. Passes from buses good on trains. Passes from trains good on buses. MAX Upgrade Fare still applies as always.
Number One: THE 36 HOLLAND ROAD BUS RUNS AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As The Tide Light Rail comes ever closer to completion, it’s time to start thinking about making bus connections to feed into the trains. A long time ago (back when this site was still on Blogger/BlogSpot), I had a couple of posts called Feeding the Tide. Here’s the latest update with what I know as of posting date. Suggestions are based around stations: