Transit System Redesign

What is the Transit System Redesign? 

Multimodal Norfolk will include a full redesign of the City’s public transportation system that will evaluate and recommend important policy related to transit funding and stop spacing. The City will examine innovative options to deliver transit service, including micro-transit and other on-demand solutions that will best serve the needs of the City.

Draft Recommended Network - Overview

Thank you to the 1,000+ people who responded to the summer surveys!   Based on these responses, the Multimodal Norfolk team has developed a draft recommended transit network! 

Two-thirds of the survey respondents preferred the ridership concept over the coverage concept. The draft network strikes a balance between the ridership and coverage concept, leaning closer to the ridership concept, and represents feasible service within existing budget constraints.

The new network would have major benefits for most people in Norfolk:

  • The average resident could reach 10,000 additional jobs by walking and transit in 45 minutes, that’s a 31% increase over the Existing Network.
  • The average minority resident could reach 10,000 additional jobs in 45 minutes, a 32% increase over the Existing Network.
  • The average resident in poverty could reach 12,500 more jobs in 45 minutes, a 39% increase over the Existing Network.
  • For employers and retailers, the number of residents that could reach the average job location would increase by 12,600, a 33% increase over the Existing Network.
  • 140,000 more residents would be within ¼ mile of a bus or train that arrives every 15 minutes for most of the day, 57% more than today.
  • 95,000 more jobs would be within ¼ mile of a bus or train that arrives every 15 minutes for most of the day, 45% more than today.

Since this network reallocates service across the city, these benefits do come with some reductions in service in some parts of the city. Overall, about 8,700 residents would be more than ¼ mile from any transit service, about 4% of city residents. In the Existing Network, about 1% of residents are more than ¼ mile from any transit service.

Read more about the Draft Recommended Network, then take the survey to tell us what you think!