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@michael if it's so easy, then why don't they do it now for our huge fleet of buses.

I don't know, but it is easy. That they don't do it is not proof that it isn't easy. It is proof that they haven't done it (perhaps because they don't want to).

and @Kk. Yeah that has worked so good on 7th street

The 7th Street bus lanes were designed to fail. Then DDOT Director Dan Tangherlini was arguing that the transit lanes on K Street had to go in the middle and had to be separated and the BID was arguing that bus/right turn lanes on the outside would work (they didn't want to take any space from cars). So Tangherlini built outside bus lanes on 7th and 9th street and, as he predicted they failed. Those lanes were built to prove a point and so now we're getting transit lanes in the middle of K.

@Froggie, I'm not for making driving worse (although it should probably be more expensive with higher gas/VMT taxes), I'm just mentioning it as one option. Read my comment with an emphasis on the word "or". I'm responding to someone saying the only way to get people out of their car is to make driving more expensive.

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