A group from the Wards Corner Partnership attended the Ocean View Taskforce meeting this morning at the new Pretlow Library at the invitation of Councilman Randy Wright. When prompted about light rail coming to Wards Corner, Wright described it as a dream. It is not on any drawing boards at this time, as the preferred route would go past ODU to the Naval Base.
Henry Ryto, Chairman of HRT’s User Citizen Advisory Committee, was present at this morning’s meeting and his comments, which were posted on the UrbanPlanet forums are below:
The blog Wards Corner Now overhyped the meeting. No announcement on extensions this morning.
1. HRT, beginning at this afternoon’s Commission meeting, will start a “visioning process” on where LRT should go.
2. Randy Wright said, “We want to go to Old Dominion University…We want to go to the Naval base.”
3. Eventually he’d like to see a line from Hampton Boulevard to Ocean View via Wards Corner.
I should have slept in.