DVI Opposes Downtown BRT Plan

July 10, 2007 14 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

In this image, Los Angeles' Orange Line BRT lane is blocked by a stalled car. In the spirit of the situation, Downtown Vision has become the first public agency to oppose JTA's BRT plans, potentially altering the agency's wishes to force their buses down Adams, Forsyth Bay Streets at the expense of the downtown environment. For more details read DVI's official letter.

At a recent RAP meeting, JTA officials stated that when the public speaks they listen.  An example of this, they claim, resulted in the shifting of a BRT route on the Westside. To date, JTA has recieved nothing but vicious haymakers, upper cuts, and right hooks towards their plan to rip the heart of downtown apart.  Now let's see if planners and consultants keep their word and listen to the potential end users and citizens of Jacksonville.  JTA, the ball is now in your court.


Visit these links to see why the BRT plan is a bad idea for the downtown core:

BRT: Killing Downtown, The Final Chapter

Bus Rapid Tragedy Strikes Again

Poltergeist IV: They're Back! JTA and BRT

Downtown BRT: 10 Questions for JTA

BRT vs. Rail: A Tale of Two Urban Transit Systems

BRT & Transit Malls: Do they create vibrant cities?

Coming to a downtown street near you: BRT Photo Tour

Metro Jacksonville crashes the Downtown BRT Party

Bus Rapid Transit to Destroy Downtown

"BRT" = Better Quality, but not "Rapid Transit"