Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ACE Articulated Bus or Deuce Double Deck Bus - Vegas Transit Riders Win Both Ways



Hello,

Want to know what we're missing by focusing on a stupid streetcar? Why did WMATA conclude that Arlington could get the same quality transit service from articulated buses as from a streetcar system for $200 million less? Here are links to three YouTube videos which show the wildly popular Las Vegas Deuce double-deck bus and ACE articulated bus in operation.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dctwqxy6Ohg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-RJUc6hUM

Deuce and ACE together on the Vegas Strip:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x30ivqQEGao



Cindy

37 Comments:

At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deuce and Ace together on the Vegas Strip - WOW!

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a sad day in journalism when we have to get this information through blogs rather than in the local newspapers. Speaking of newspapers, have you noticed that the amount of local news on the Post is actually less now the paper costs a dollar?

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous TY said...

Now would be a good time for a trip to Vegas to check out the transit system and see some tourist spots, weather is pleasant there in March.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ACE appears to be an articulated bus that can both share the road with vehicles and run over dedicated bus lanes.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post is full of drivel to brainwash the sheeple while the Wash. Post Corporation's Board of Directors wheels and deals with the decision-makers.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely want to ride that cool ACE bus on the Pike.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

Double WOW - Articulated bus pulls out in front of double deck bus on the Vegas strip. We need that kind of transit flexibility on the Pike.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Metrorider said...

NO MORE TAX DOLLARS SPENT ON STREETCARS !!! NO MORE WMATA FARE INCREASES TO DESIGN STREETCAR SYSTEMS !!!

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous fed up with WMATA said...

Does anyone know how to contact the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General's Office?

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse...cost of 30 Super Deuce (42 foot) buses would be $20-$25 million and they would carry over 100 passengers. Cost of 30 regular Deuce buses woukld be about $18 million and they carry 97 passengers.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Rosslyn Guy said...

RAFOM debate results tonight - Libby would likely vote with Zimmerman to approve the Pike streetcar. Tuckahoe parents have it right about her, she's a big bullshooter.

 
At 13 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby equivocated about everything tonight, streetcar, artisphere, etc.

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The streetcar is a boondoggle but I do not see how a double-decker bus is getting under Washington Boulevard on Columbia Pike. Bendy buses aren't as handsome but probably make more sense.

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Blvd. bridge will provide 16 feet 8 inches of clearance. Plenty for the deuce bus.

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regular 40 foot Deuce bus costs $600,000. So thirty would cost $18 million. Streetcar system would cost $250 million. Do the math, 18 is 7.2% of 250.

How do I contact the USDOT Inspector General?

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Mike said...

U.S. Department of Transportation IG is Calvin L. Scovill III. His phone number is 202-366-1959.

Best to send him a fax rather than mailing a letter. His fax # is 202-366-3912.

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you mean to tell me we could we could have great bus service and solve capacity problems by spending 7.2% of what the stupid streetcar system would cost?

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the County went with the deuce buses it would mean the commercial property surtax that would pay for the streetcar system could be cut by 1/2 or more.

 
At 14 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman will have another $30 million 'unexpected revenue' at the end of this fiscal year to buy whatever he wants. He's gonna use it to start a backyard chicken raising co-op.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Backyard Chickens Exploratory Committee - packed with Zimmercrat ward heelers.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Garvey has been been repeatedly put on the defensive about the Pike streetcar by her Green and Republican opponents but is too scared of Zimmerman to publicly oppose the Pike streetcar.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Clement's Our Best Choice said...

The worst thing we can do for Arlington's future is to elect Libby Garvey on March 27th.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby's already Arlington's worst liar and rumor-monger.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIBBY! LIAR!

LIBBY! LIAR!

LIBBY! LIAR!

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG We are losing so much we could be doing by electing and re-electing these Lexus Liberal Losers to the County Board.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back Yard Chicken Farms. Subsidized by us. That's what we will get for electing Libby-the-Liar Garvey.

 
At 15 March, 2012 , Anonymous Susan - Parent said...

Libby and Mary Hynes should be sharing a cell in a state prison for what they did to Abingdon Elementary School.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman told Libby she better do as he says when she's on the County Board or she will face a Zimmy-backed opponent in the primary and in November.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby's agenda - every school a sports-recreation-activity center.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Garvey is completely dishonest. She blames everyone but the Democratic Party for problems with the school system, when in fact she and her fellow Democrats have controlled the School Board for 30 years

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Things were so bad 15 years ago when Libby and Mary Hynes were first on the school board that parents revolted and elected Republican Dave Foster. Then SOLs kicked in and Libby, Mary, and the other Democrats on the school board were extremely unhappy that Arlington's schools could no longer operate as recreation centers.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Parent said...

The schools are still horrible. Wakefield is still a recreation-activity center. Male students appear to wear knee length bathing suits during warm weather. Female students appear to be in a contest to show off as much of their breasts as possible. I can't imagine what the new Wakefield HS will be like, it's designed to be a sports-recreation-activity center with classrooms, and the classrooms will resemble prison cells.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re - Arlington School System, you forgot to mention GLBT faculty members are out to show off as much of the GLBT lifestyle as they can get away with.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous 90's PTA Parent said...

Libby Garvey blames 'persons unknown' for the problems she says occurred in the school system when she was first elected to the School Board. But her fellow Democrats had been running the school system for years before she was elected.

 
At 16 March, 2012 , Anonymous Wakefield '10 said...

There is a competition among some female students at Wakefield to display as much of their breasts to students (male and female) as possible without being caught by adults, including flashing. It's been going on awhile.

 
At 17 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby would only add to an almost unbroken string of 5-0 votes by the County Board. She will do and say anything to get elected and then spend her time playing politics and spreading rumors about people who 'don't go along with the program'.

 
At 17 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Hynes was supposed to be a change for the better on the County Board...she's more of the same.

 

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