1. As much as this area tries to pretend otherwise, it really is all about the military
2. Virginia Beach citizens HATE the idea of mass transit
3. We will never become a real “metropolitan” region.
4. None of the cities really like each other. They hate being lumped into a common name like “Hampton Roads” or “Tidewater” (yeck!)
5. Imitation is the sincerest form of admitting defeat.