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Old 01-30-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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Speaking of that BRT line, that's supposed to start up by the end of the year, correct?
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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what exactly does BRT stand for?
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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Bus Rapid Transit
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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what exactly does BRT stand for?
aka "poor man's light rail"

The initial leg is going along Fredericksburg Road from the Medical Center to Downtown. Today's Express News has an article about it. Initially I was very excited about it, but after seeing today's proposed route, I'm a little dissapointed. It looks the only way to get downtown is to change buses at the "multi-modal terminal" west of the inner loop. That means (my assumption here) I would have to change buses (adding additional time) to get into downtown proper.

Last edited by Montirob; 01-30-2008 at 10:29 AM.. Reason: oldmanshirt beat me to a response
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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aka "poor man's light rail"
Actually, I'd call light rail the "rich city's bus transit". That's assuming, of course, that the Fed can subsidize it
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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Just thought I would post as an FYI for those tracking this thread. County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson is hosting a transportation forum this Friday. You are supposed to register online because space is limited to 200 participants. More info at Transportation Choice Conference

From the website:
2008 Transportation Choices Forum
Friday, March 28, 2008
8am - 2pm
International Center
203 South St. Mary´s St.
San Antonio, TX

With population growth, gasoline prices, traffic congestion, inadequate transit, traffic fatalities, mobility, accessibility to jobs and health care, transportation funding, air quality, sprawl, peak oil, potholes, speed bumps, climate change, globalization, carbon emissions and other issues surrounding traffic in San Antonio, Bexar County is holding the 2008 Transportation Choices Forum.

This half-day workshop will specifically address these issues as well as identifying the range of choices available for dealing with transportation in San Antonio, as well as achieving a more livable and sustainable community.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Default Little Rock streetcar

I've been misquoted here. I did NOT say streetcars were not feasible in San Antonio when I was at the planning charette. I spoke to another group at the Pearl Stables in February and talked about the great potential for streetcars in the River North area. Thanks for allowing this post, even tho it's a bit late.
Keith Jones
Former General Manager, River Rail Streetcar and Central Arkansas Transit
URS Corporation, Fort Worth.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:35 PM
 
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Any more news on the River North project? I haven't heard much talk about it in a while, but I'm very interested in it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Has this thing been approved? It says on their website that they would sumbit the project for approval by fall 2008, but I haven't heard any news for a while.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Any more news on the River North project? I haven't heard much talk about it in a while, but I'm very interested in it.
What do you want to know about it?
I know somebody that is working on this and just went down there to see how things are going.
The only problem is that I'm going out of state for vacation for a week and won't see him until I get back.

From what I know, you could just go over there and take a look
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