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I understand Dan's concern and have been frustrated by Virginia's handling of the Shirley Highway busway.

Physically separated, dedicated lanes, level platform boarding, pay/first shelters and other infrastructure can help make BRT more fixed and less susceptible to removal.

While it is harder to tear up and remove a rail system, it's been done before (America's streetcars). It's also true that fixed rail transit can be harmed through public policy neglect, such as the failure to invest in long-term maintenance and operating costs for Metro. Now, as a result of break-downs and rising fares, I worry about losing riders and support for transit.

We need to work collectively to continue to fight for transit -- to fund/strengthen Metro and to build the light rail, street-car, dedicated lane BRT and enhanced bus service that our region needs.

by Stewart Schwartz on Jul 12, 2012 11:36 am • linkreport

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