The Strange Story of Norfolk's Light Rail: Episode 68

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Today, we're talking about America's smallest and least-used mainline light rail system, the Norfolk Tide. Just how did this souped-up streetcar get built, and why is it so poorly used? All this, after The News.


References & notes

  1. [1] NBC News: Feds grant $6 billion for high-speed rail projects
  2. [2] Wikipedia: The Tide (light rail network) § Chesapeake
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Norfolk, Virginia § Top employers
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Hampton Roads Transit § Route list
  5. [5] Greater Greater Washington: Ride The Tide of light rail, Virginia Beach
  6. [6] Light Rail Now: Norfolk, Virginia Opens The Tide - America's Latest Light Rail
  7. [7] The Virginian-Pilot: The Tide turns 10: A timeline of the light rail's highs and lows