10047Re: BRT courses in Yogyakarta BAQ 2006
- Dec 5, 2006--- In email@example.com, Jym Dyer <jym@...> wrote:
> =v= Here in the United States, BRT serves to usurp LRT. Indeed,I agree, those arguments were made here in Cleveland, which is
> its very name is an attempt to convince people that they can
> have the benefits of LRT with a bus system. (This is only true
> if you pretend that the many benefits of rail don't exist.)
currently building a BRT line.
> All BRT "success stories" in the U.S. involve BRT running onCleveland once had an extensive trolley network. Some of the trolley
> former LRT routes.
rails were recently uncovered (and discarded) during reconstruction of
Euclid Avenue as part of the BRT project. Buses are expected to be
running in 2008 or 2009. Whether it will be a success or not remains
to be seen, but are trolleys "light rail"?
Cleveland has a few light rail lines that have been around for up to
seventy-five years, but the network has not been expanded and does not
even cover the core of the city. Meanwhile the "city" has expanded
exponentially over the years, simultaneously increasing and diluting
Despite pleas from advocates of light rail in Cleveland, BRT was
adopted as a less expensive alternative. It will be interesting to
see what the local sentiment is in 2010, after a year or two of operation.
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