NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The first of a series of Hampton Roads Transit pop-up events and public meetings regarding the possible expansion of the Tide light rail to Military Circle will take place this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites at 6350 Newtown Road in Norfolk.

Officials have been hoping to expand the light rail to Military Circle, and planners with HRT said not only would it reconnect communities, but it could also likely reduce road traffic in some of the region’s busier locations.

Additional meetings on a possible Tide light rail expansion are listed below:

  • Pop-Up Event at Military Circle Area – Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Military Circle Transfer Center, Norfolk, (Ring Rd. outside former Macy’s)
  • Open House at Elegant Affairs, Wednesday, March 22, 5-7 p.m., 930 N Military Highway, Norfolk, (Corner of Military Hwy and Virginia Beach Blvd.)
  • Pop-Up Event at Newtown Rd. Station Park & Ride, Saturday, March 25, 9-11 a.m., 135 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk

The existing 7.3-mile long light rail system currently runs from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex to Newtown Road at the Norfolk-Virginia Beach border.

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