Author Topic: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach  (Read 3147 times)

Metro Jacksonville

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2644
    • MetroJacksonville.com
Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« on: February 10, 2016, 03:00:05 AM »

Ocklawaha

  • Phd. Ferroequinology
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10442
  • Monster of Mobility! Ocklawaha is Robert Mann
    • LIGHT RAIL JACKSONVILLE
Re: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 11:39:09 AM »
This is another BRT-LITE route that is sorely needed. My question is why so 'lite?' On the Arlington Expressway from Washington Street to the Regency Mall we could add a surface new center lane each way as exclusive BRT territory. With stations in the median, the overpasses at University, Cesery etc. all serving as pedestrian entry's to the system. Boda-Bing Boda-Biff and we've got 'SILVER LEVEL BRT' (systems are ranked on a international scale - Bronze, Silver, Gold and what we have now doesn't equal even the bronze level) all the way from downtown to Regency. Like the Northwest and Southwest routes these are solid choices by JTA.

Bike Jax

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
    • Bike Jax
Re: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 03:48:46 PM »
This is driving me insane, I hate that everything from outside of the US is basterized once its introduced into our culture. Just because the federal government creates a category doesn't make it an actual thing. We don't call the trolley routes "Street Car Lite." There is no god damned "BRT lite." It is either BRT or it's not. The Fyler is an express bus at best when traffic allows for it. 

I am also awed that JTA is so proud of the 15 minute headways. 15 minutes headways are standard for nearly every bus system nationwide for all routes.
#NateFordHasToGo

Tacachale

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8326
Re: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 04:50:08 PM »
^It's *Nat Ford. And the problems with local public transit hardly began with him.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

thelakelander

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 35031
    • Modern Cities
Re: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 05:09:47 PM »
JTA's BRT dreams (or whatever you want to call the investment in Jax) date back at least to the BJP in 2000. That's more than a decade before Ford came to town. At the end of the day, while it's definitely not real BRT, it will be good to have a reliable regular big city bus line to the beach. 
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

Cayotica@icloud.com

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
Re: Obama’s Budget Includes $17 Million for BRT to Beach
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 04:20:50 AM »
Want it bad, but will I be too old to use it. I've only been waiting for 60 years.