A Look at Winners and Losers in Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

The Virginian-Pilot transportation writer  reports, “An unexpected 17-0 vote to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel was the most weighty vote I’ve covered in my year at The Pilot. It may be the weightiest transportation vote in a generation.” Pascale names some winners, including Virginia Beach, tourists and the Navy, and some losers, which include the Port of Virginia. He adds, “Granted, this project is not set in stone. The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization recommendation is just that – a recommendation. But it is likely the biggest factor the Commonwealth Transportation Board will consider when it votes on the project Dec. 7, and a unanimous decision among 17 localities speaks volumes.”