Norfolk State representatives are idiots. Let's move the station away from Campus and on the other side of a major intersection. What world do I live in???The explanation given by university officials (the same ones who have been zealous in the name of access-assessment-remediation-retention) reminds me of the transit-brings-criminals canard.
NSU officials requested the change because they feared for students’ security with a mass-transit stop so close to campus. Michael Townes, HRT CEO and president, said the request was accommodated because “they’re a partner in this project.”More usually, that's an objection raised by wealthy types who fear the trains will bring crime to their neighborhoods, as if the lowlives are going to schlep stolen property elsewhere on a trolley, particularly if there's a transfer to another trolley or a bus involved.