Friday, June 27, 2014

Time to Test Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles on the Pike


Hi Yupette,

Just returned from vacationing in Europe. Visited Las Vegas last Winter.

Bus Rapid Transit vehicles have no difficulty operating on city streets in traffic and in dedicated bus lanes. In fact, that's how they usually operate.

So can we please save federal, state, and local taxpayers about $525 million and have a few test BRT vehicles operate on the Pike for a few weeks. Including a double-articulated BRTs (like the Van Hool AGG 300 which operates in Arlington's Sister City, Aachen, Germany).

I am tired of the streetcar fanatics, who are backed by the mega-infill developers, lying like cheap carpets about Bus Rapid Transit.

Check out this YouTube video about the double-articulated buses in Aachen:

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MMGtz3NH8U

Thanks for this blog.

Dennis 22204

12 Comments:

At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another YouTube video that drives Jay Fisette nuts:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x30ivqQEGao

 
At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the $8 million they are spending planning the stupid streetcar plus the $15 million they would pay the Feds to get a funding grant approved we could have at least 15 BRT buses operating on the Pike and in Crystal City, in 18 months or less.

 
At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re-Elect John Vihstadt. Then fire Barbara Donnellan and dump Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada next year.

 
At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$top the $tupid $treetcar. Enough scarce tax dollars already wasted.

 
At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this like FRAUD? Taxpayers are totally lied to and otherwise deceived about the benefits of BRT versus costs of Streetcars.

 
At 27 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraud? To pay $585 million for something that performs worse than something we can buy for $30 million? What fraud?

 
At 28 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very concerned about installing rails, then putting more 2-wheel vehicles on streets where rails are installed.

 
At 28 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How ABOUT those bicycle accidents involving streetcar tracks? Can we bring bicyclists here from Toronto to talk about them?

 
At 28 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlingtonians for Sensible Transportation should visit Toronto and make a few YouTube videos.

 
At 28 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the promoters of the Stupid Streetcar do lie like cheap carpets about bus rapid transit.

 
At 28 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrightbus could drive a demo vehicle to Arlington in a couple days.

 
At 29 June, 2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total Bull$hit. The County Board and it's Controllers don't want to even consider what streetcar-related accidents, especially related to bicycles, would cost the County.

 

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