NORFOLK -- The numbers show a dip in ridership could be a trend for light rail.
Last December saw around 15,000 fewer riders than the same month in 2012.
The biggest drop was in January year-to-year with a decrease of 40,000 riders.
"There should be a lot more, especially with the tolls," said Jay Ball.
HRT officials say changes to the GoPass program, and a cold, harsh winter are to blame for the decreases.
Officials say they are still confident in the service, and they expect the numbers to increase with the warmer months ahead.