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Bzzzzt.

Michael, I'm docking you 10 points for the 'Desire' reference.

To the point, however:

- fixed rail investment attracts fixed real estate investment
- better ride quality
- very real rail bias amongst riders
- efficiency gains (electric power, braking, friction, etc - but also the fact that rail cars have higher passenger capacities, thus move people with less labor).
- longer lasting infrastructure - rail cars last a lot longer than buses do.
- easier for riders to navigate and understand a fixed route system. Buses can and do go everywhere, but a rail line goes where the line goes. Assume this plan gets built - I can already understand it easier with one glance than I can from staring at the DC bus map for 15 minutes.

by Alex B. on Oct 23, 2009 12:39 pm • linkreport

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