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1 Public Meeting June 15, :30 7:30 p.m.

2 Welcome

3 2015 Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study

4 2015 Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study

5 2017 Norfolk Westside Transit Study HRT and the City of Norfolk are exploring a potential high capacity transit connection from the existing Tide light rail system to Naval Station Norfolk along the western side of Norfolk

6 Transit Project Development ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE/NEPA DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

7 Alternatives Analysis

8 Purpose and Need Enhance mobility and access within the study area through transit investments Encourage development and redevelopment consistent with city s plans Make fiscally responsible transit investments

9 Draft Goals and Objectives Goal 1: Improve service for existing transit users and attract new riders Improve transit quality and level of service in the study area Increase the transit mode share within the study area Increase transit ridership on the existing transit network Goal 2: Improve access to key destinations in the west side of Norfolk Improve travel time reliability to destinations along the study area Improve transit connectivity between key activity centers in the study area Support access to employment throughout the corridor Goal 3: Continue to support the efficiency of all transportation modes in the study area Balance the mobility needs of all modes Provide safe, non-motorized connections to the transit system Improve transit, bicycle, and pedestrian connections within and to the study area

10 Draft Goals and Objectives Goal 4: Support development and mixed-use activity centers in the corridor while strengthening and preserving existing neighborhoods Provide access to existing and planned development and redevelopment of commercial areas, mixed-use, higher density residential, and educational institutions within the study area Strengthen and preserve existing neighborhoods Goal 5: Maximize resiliency of the study area to changes in the natural environment Minimize impacts to environmentally sensitive areas Minimize capital investments in areas of low resiliency Goal 6: Invest in cost-effective transit and transit related infrastructure and solutions Make cost-effective and sustainable capital investments Develop cost-effective and sustainable operating plans Leverage investment to attract private/public partnerships

11 Tier 1 Alignment Alternatives Wide range of possible opportunities for connections from Downtown Norfolk to Naval Station Norfolk

12 Tier 1 Alternatives Alternative 1 Length: 6.3 miles Alternative 3 Length: 6.5 miles Alternative 5 Length: 7.1 miles Alternative 7 Length: 7.2 miles Alternative 9 Length: 8.8 miles Alternative 11 Length: 8.6 miles Alternative 2 Length: 6.3 miles Alternative 4 Length: 6.5 miles Alternative 6 Length: 7.1 miles Alternative 8 Length: 8.0 miles Alternative 10 Length: 7.2 miles Alternative 12 Length: 7.7 miles

13 Tier 1 Modal Alternatives Light Rail Transit Modern Streetcar Bus Rapid Transit

14 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) A rubber tired, bus-based transit system that improves travel speed, reliability, and customer capacity and experience through enhancements to guideways, stations, vehicles, bus priority measures, fare collection and/or passenger information systems. Albuquerque, NM

15 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Propulsion Diesel or Hybrid Guideway Exclusive or Mixed Traffic Seating Capacity 70 to 120 passengers Vehicle Length 40 to 60 Vehicle Width 8 to 8 6 Station Spacing - 1/2 to 2 miles

16 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Cleveland, OH Tampa, FL

17 BRT: Guideway Enhancements Queue Jump Allows bus to avoid queue buildup at intersections and receive priority signaling Bus typically bypasses queue through using a lane to the right of the main travel lanes

18 BRT: Guideway Enhancements Transit System Priority Equipment on the bus talks to traffic signal system. Buses can always be given green light or green light can be lengthened depending on system needs.

19 Modern Streetcar A fixed guideway electric rail system operating at street level that provides high capacity service in urban environments, with frequent stops and often running in shared lanes with other vehicles.

20 Modern Streetcar Propulsion Electric (Overhead/Off-wire) Guideway Exclusive or Mixed Traffic Seating Capacity 30 (115 with standees) Vehicle Length 66 Vehicle Width 8 Stop Spacing - 2 to 3 city blocks

21 Modern Streetcar Tucson, AZ

22 Modern Streetcar

23 Light Rail Transit (LRT) A fixed guideway electric rail system that provides high capacity, higher speed service, typically running in dedicated or semi-exclusive rights of way with greater station spacing.

24 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Propulsion Electric (Overhead) Guideway Exclusive or Limited Mixed Traffic Seating Capacity 68 (~230 with standees) Vehicle Length 93 6 Vehicle Width 8 6 Station Spacing - 1/4 to 1+ mile

25 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Phoenix, AZ

26 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Phoenix, AZ

27 We need your input! Purpose and Need Goals and Objectives Tier 1 Alternatives

28 CONTACT US norfolk-westside-transit-study/ facebook.com/hrtfan Jamie Jackson Project Manager ext. linkedin.com/company/hampton-roads-transit

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