| Jun 9, 2012
Like a lot of moms and dads waiting for their families to come home on a busy Friday night, I probably started worrying about Miriam and our little boy, Owen, sooner than I had any right to this past weekend.
Yet hours after driving to Chesapeake —...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Because its the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, you really can't get the word out too early regarding the potential for a traffic delay.
Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced it will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Interstate...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:27 AM
On this Thanksgiving holiday, I'm thankful to not be a Japanese commuter.
The island nation is home to any number of phenomenon that are simultaneously amusing and cringe-worthy. Train stuffing is no exception.
Apparently, so packed are the country'...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 7:57 PM
This could prove to be a critical week for transportation issues in Hampton Roads as the Commonwealth Transportation Board considers a plan to strip the region of funding for interstate construction in 2011 and receives its final report on the July 2...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 8:23 PM
High-speed ferry service could be coming back to Hampton Roads.
Metro Marine Holdings, based in Alexandria, is proposing a public-private partnership that would bring at least five boats to Hampton Roads Harbor, connecting the Peninsula to parts of...
| Jun 4, 2010
HAMPTON — It wasn't so much the march of fascism that got Bob Ballou's attention in the 1940s.
It was homesick Germans at Fort Monroe who would teach an American child how to play stickball.
It was the 8-inch "invaders" who landed with tiny...
| Feb 4, 2010
Really, what's not to like?
Just a short trip down Interstate 64, across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Old Dominion football coach Bobby Wilder has found fertile recruiting ground. Wilder will add two players from Phoebus High School, winners of three...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 7:02 PM
With warmer weather finally here, it's a good time for a status update on VDOT projects that will affect Peninsula traffic and in some cases no longer be a hindrance.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has five major road construction or...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 6:27 PM
The Peninsula isn't especially pedestrian friendly, aside from parts of Newport News near Christopher Newport University and Williamsburg in the vicinity of William and Mary.
You will probably walk several city blocks before finding a crosswalk on...
| Mar 12, 2004
Here are some key dates in the history of ferry service between the Peninsula and Norfolk:
CIRCA 1918: Passenger ferry runs from Old Point Comfort to Willoughby Spit.
1948: Cars line up inside the ferry to Seawells Point in Norfolk.