Survey Results

Recently, No Light Rail Virginia Beach commissioned a survey of Virginia Beach Voters to gauge their opinions on expansion of The Tide Light Rail into Virginia Beach-and the results were pretty compelling.

Among the survey’s findings:

  • 54% of voters oppose expanding Light Rail for $325 million dollars,

  • 71% oppose tax increases to support Light Rail,

  • 69% oppose cuts in city services to support Light Rail,

  • 53% support Light Rail with no cost to themselves,

  • 70% of voters would not support a candidate that supports higher real estate taxes to support Light Rail,

  • 73% of voters surveyed said Light Rail will be a factor for them in the next election,

  • 70% of voters surveyed agreed with the sentiments of Mr. Atkinson’s Virginia Beach Beacon advertisements.

Light Rail Survey Results (PDF)