A Vice-Presidential Trip and a Blip in Service
Traffic at noon was at a standstill today, well at least around Norfolk State University. Brambleton Avenue was closed down and HRT had a blip in light rail and bus service in that area. The reason was a good one: Vice President Joe Biden was en route to Norfolk State University for a speaking engagement on the need for cyber security training. NSU is a leader in the field.
After he arrived, everything seemed to have stopped, except for the flashing police lights and the thump of a Coast Guard chopper overhead. We caught a glimpse of his motorcade, as you can see. After a few minutes, Brambleton reopened—traffic, buses and all of our Tide trains resumed service. Just another day in Norfolk with VP Biden.
Photo courtesy of Virginian-Pilot.