City of Norfolk, HRT to hold public meeting on Tide extension study

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Norfolk and Hampton Roads Transit is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss a study on extending the Tide.

HRT says there is support to extend light rail from its current stopping point at Eastern Virginia Medical School to Naval Station Norfolk and Old Dominion University.

The first phase of this year’s study will look at alternatives to extend the Tide or high-capacity transit to Naval Station Norfolk along the west side of the city.

HRT study will look at taking the Tide through ODU to Navy base

The study began in April 2017 and is expected to take 12 months to complete.

HRT and the city are holding a public meeting on June 15 which will include a brief presentation, followed by an open workshop. Officials will be on hand throughout the meeting to answer any questions about the project, its potential impacts and the schedule of the study.