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Old 03-14-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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WYFF has reported that Greenville will be getting a high-speed bullet bus-BRT system in 4-5 years. The first planned route would take riders along Laurens Road on an old rail line that runs between the Verdae project and downtown Greenville. Total cost will be $4 million dollars and the federal government has already chipped in $1 million of that. The city and county are planning on putting money aside to get this project developed.

More information on this can be found here:
http://www.wyff4.com/news/11242734/detail.html (broken link)

News video on this:
http://www.wyff4.com/video/11245938/index.html (broken link)

BRT plan for Greenville:
http://greenvilleplanning.com/transportation_planning/Bike_Routes/GPATS_Ch7_Transit_DRAFT_070201.pdf (broken link)

Here is a pretty good PDF file on Greenvile's transit plans:
http://www.greenvilleplanning.com/transportation_planning/grats/Feb%202007%20Public%20Forums%20compressed.pps (broken link)

The bus will look similiar to this one when finished:
http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/max/thevehicle.htm (broken link)
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Update on this project: Greenville seeking bus ‘rapid transit’ funding | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Information on proposed bus rapid transit system: http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/council/agendas/090914tiger.pdf (broken link)

News release regarding TIGER grant: Media-Newswire.com - Press Release Distribution - PR Agency
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Wonder if this could somehow work into Proterra's plans. Seems from reading the Greenville News article, that our area's transit system could become a working showroom for Proterra's products.

Things like this proposed BRT system are innovations that set this area apart from other similar-sized (and some larger) Southern cities.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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More Developement = higher taxes to pay for it....thus becoming another over taxed Northeast City that have taxed their residents to death and are now fleeing to the south?
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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More Developement = higher taxes to pay for it....thus becoming another over taxed Northeast City that have taxed their residents to death and are now fleeing to the south?
I don't see why there would necessarily be the correlation that you describe. I'm sure it depends on lots of factors. If it was always the way you describe, why do cities like Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte & Raleigh continue to prosper??
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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More Developement = higher taxes to pay for it....thus becoming another over taxed Northeast City that have taxed their residents to death and are now fleeing to the south?
If you don't like it, you can move.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Information on proposed bus rapid transit system: http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/council/agendas/090914tiger.pdf (broken link)

News release regarding TIGER grant: Media-Newswire.com - Press Release Distribution - PR Agency
Excellent. Thanks for posting citylife, errr....I mean g-man.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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You know, if the city had not ripped up half of those tracks and blown up the bridge downtown, there would already be a viable passenger rail line from Travelers Rest to the Amtrak station and all the way to Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn. However, I suppose making a few bucks for the city 20 years ago beat planning for future transportation issues..
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You know, if the city had not ripped up half of those tracks and blown up the bridge downtown, there would already be a viable passenger rail line from Travelers Rest to the Amtrak station and all the way to Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn. However, I suppose making a few bucks for the city 20 years ago beat planning for future transportation issues..
It's still easier following the "old" track routes than blasting and demolishing the whole way from scratch.
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