Establish an infrastructure bank, expanded rail access, build a bus rapid transit system, and redesign the electric grid. Those are some of the suggestions in the NYS2100 commission's full report on preparing New York state to withstand the next 100 year storm released Friday afternoon. The commission was convened to suggest a plan for making New York state more resilient in the face increasingly severe weather and future storms like Sandy, which knocked most of New York City's…
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After nearly a decade of debate, Montgomery County wants to build a bus rapid transit line in four years, for 20% of the originally estimated cost. While it'll be a better bus service, it may not be so rapid.
As Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have many features in common with subway or light rail transit modes but come at a much lower installation cost, they have become popular with urban planners in many cities across the world. After a year-long planning study, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) selected Ashland Avenue to be the first BRT corridor in the Windy City.
Bus Rapid Transit Spurs Development Better Than Light Rail Or Streetcars: Study