Friday, December 21, 2012

Alexandria, Montgomery County, Moving Forward With Bus Rapid Transit

Hello,

While Arlington County pursues planning and funding an obsolete, expensive, inflexible, and dangerous transit alternative for Columbia Pike - streetcars - adjacent jurisdictions, Alexandria and Montgomery County, are moving forward with bus rapid transit.

Although the Northern Virginia news media won't feature bus rapid transit you can read how BRT is being planned elsewhere by searching the Patch news blogs "Patch news bus rapid transit".

Here's another photo of a state-of-the-art bus rapid transit vehcile that's currently in service. No dangerous tracks, no overhead wires.

Cindy


16 Comments:

At 21 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 10 years all the 'community leaders' who are imposing their expensive schemes and scams on us will be retired to Dumb Growth NC, or someplace like it.

 
At 21 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In ten years their children will still be wiped out crossing streetcar tracks on bicycles.

 
At 21 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In ten years there will be 10,000 more parking spaces beneath and adjacent to new Pike buildings.

 
At 21 December, 2012 , Anonymous Zimmy said...

Rock, Rock, Rock, RocKnRoll High School

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will state-of-the-art bus rapid transit look like in 2022? Should any more expensive streetcar systems be funded by the state and federal governments?

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 40 degrees and the wind is blowing 30 mph. Wonder if Zimmy is riding his bicycle today?

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest in BRT technology involves precise control over the vehicle's movements, like being on tracks without being on tracks.

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Future of bus rapid transit is automatic control insofar as the BRT vehicle's left-right trajectory and speed are concerned. Especially on dedicated right-of-way. With operator override in a shared-street environment. Also, active suspension to smooth the ride and increase passenger comfort as much as possible.

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many problems with streetcar tracks. Too many people will be hurt. Why go there if there's a much less expensive alternative that will provide the same or better service?

 
At 22 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yuppette:

How does a person contact the Yuppette off-line? I do not want to post, but may want to send you information. Maybe I missed it, but I cannot find anything on the website for "contact us".

 
At 23 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recent advances in BRT technology concern vehicle performance in various environments (streets, transitways) and passenger comfort.

 
At 23 December, 2012 , Anonymous A.Y. said...

arlingtonyupette@yahoo.com

 
At 23 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, I read the the tea leaves and appears the newsie who operates the Arlington Mercury blog has been communicating with AECOM's Chief Corporate Communications Officer about something, or some things.

 
At 25 December, 2012 , Anonymous pikerider said...

Tis the season for corporate grants and gifts...

 
At 25 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listened to National Public Radio lately? Advertising by for-profits and special interests is a big part of NPR's content.

 
At 26 December, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newest Portland streetcar line - streetcars move at 2.5 miles per hour, average speed.

 

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