Comment 124011

By ScreamingViking (registered) | Posted October 21, 2018 at 17:18:27

Great article. Thank you!

This sentence especially applies well to the Hamilton debate: The main "BRT trap" is the quest for cheap rapid transit by politicians who are unwilling to understand and properly implement transit operating technology like a BRT network.

Unwilling to understand, unable to understand in a few cases... definitely unwilling to read more than a few bullet points unless they fit the politician's preconceived notions of transit.

Much has been discussed about development potential. I really wish the CAPACITY issues had been more strongly emphasized, especially with regard to future transit demand, even if starting with a true BRT.

A more extensive BRT system can perhaps be built for the money budgeted for the B-Line LRT, but at a cost of under-serving the main transit corridor in the city (or a cost of implementing much more expensive solutions to make sure the main transit corridor can handle the needs)

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