Wednesday, March 09 2011 @ 08:32 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Personally, I am a big fan a rapid bus, which is basically light rail without the rails but it still has stations far apart to make for a more time efficient ride. Not to mention you pay fairs to enter the station so boarding goes a lot faster. The big question of course will MTA trash this like they have other bus service or can they actually get that mass transit is a substitute for driving and needs a interconnected network for fast and efficient travel. Mass transit is not a substitute for walking and biking with short circumambulated routes that require frequent transfers just to travel a main transportation corridor.
Updated: Apparently Greater Greater Washington has concerns that Rapid Bus will suffer from what he calls "BRT" creep. "BRT creep" makes bus rapid transit inferior to rail
Read Streets Blog Can the U.S. Make Bus Rapid Transit Work as Well as Latin America? for their commentary of issues.
And this video from Street Films: