The same thing is happening with mass transit. Everyone in northern Virginia knows of the horrendous highway traffic problems that exist in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Washington DC corridor. Among the many proposals put forth to alleviate the problem is light rail. Commuter trains, if you will.
Well, that's not going over well either:
Norfolk neighborhood uneasy about light railSo light rail is bad too. Pathetic. Just pathetic.
By Debbie Messina, The Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK - The first organized opposition to Norfolk's proposed starter light rail line has bubbled up in Ingleside , where some residents now object to a planned walk-up station.
The issue has divided the neighborhood and has sent city and transit officials scrambling for answers as the project awaits final approval from federal authorities.
A decision from the Federal Transit Administration is expected in the coming months as to whether the $203.7 million project can be built.
The 7 1/2-mile rail line would have 11 stations and run from Eastern Virginia Medical Center through downtown to Kempsville Road. It is projected to carry 6,500 to 12,000 riders a day and serve as the initial segment of a regional rail system. (link)