David Greene say that the links supplied by Matty Lang are from a group with a bias. Maybe the name lightrailnow says it all. You can also read their comments on prt. Just imagine, they also seem to be biased, and you won't be able to imagine what that bias is <grin>.
He won't supply a link to the FTA because he thinks they are biased, although he does say that he agrees with the bias of lightrailnow. Below are a number of links to brt references. You can infer the bias of the GAO from the agency's middle name: "Accountability". David has painted the FTA brt program with the tarbrush of "the current administration". In fact, the FTA brt demonstration program started under the Clinton/Gore administration. In fact, the lrt proponents have done all they can to make the brt alternative look bad. It doen't have the same route in downtown Saint Paul as the lrt, it is routed over the bridge to the south side of the river (makes for a longer route and slower time end-to-end) and doesn't go to the Union depot. On the other hand, the brt alternative is as bad for congestion on University Avenue as the lrt, due to closing crossing points and reducing on-street parking. Los Angeles Metro Rapid buses Overview: http://www.metro.net/projects_programs/rapid/overview.htm Update, June 2005: http://www.metro.net/press/2005/06_june/metro_087.htm Demonstration program report: http://www.metro.net/images/Demonstration%20Program%20Report.pdf Federal Transit Administration Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Exchange http://knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/fta/brt.nsf/home GAO Testimony on BRT http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03729t.pdf Links http://knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/fta/brt.nsf/RelatedLinksDisplay?OpenForm Cities in other countries Curitiba http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-curitiba.pdf Leon http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-leon.pdf Paris http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-paris.pdf Paris suburbs http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-paris-sub.pdf Porto Alegre http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-palegre.pdf Essen-Dortmund-Dusseldorf-Duisburg-Bochum-Wuppertal- Giesenkirken-Krefeld-Oberh http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-rrw.pdf Sao Paolo http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-sao.pdf Zurich http://www.rentalcartours.net/rac-zurich.pdf Bruce Gaarder Highland Park Saint Paul MN [EMAIL PROTECTED] Visit www.EffectiveTransit.org The Independent Unsubsidized Voice of Citizens for Effective Transit in the Twin Cities * lrt isn't a potato chip, you can stop at just one * NESIMONS at aol.com wrote: >> can anyone tell me more about "brt"? David Greene replied (in part): > Matty Lang posted some links which are admittedly from a group with > an agenda. And agenda I happen to agree with, but a bias all the > same. I might point you to the Federal Transit Administration > pages about BRT but those wouldn't be any less biased. The feds > are really hyping up BRT, which should give anyone aware of the > current administration's policies toward big oil, transit and > freeways great pause. REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls