Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

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Tiller
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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Tiller » July 26th, 2017, 10:41 am

According to the A Line extension study documents (https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites ... uation.pdf), 22 new ABRT stations (11 stops, 2 directions) would cost $8.8M, which is $400k per individual station platform. It also says that there could be "up to $200,000 of savings per
BRT-ready pre-constructed station platform."

Are the savings for planning ahead for aBRT really significant enough to cut station costs in half, and thus total project costs by 25%?

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby VacantLuxuries » July 26th, 2017, 11:08 am

Extension Option 2 would nearly make this TOD:

http://www.startribune.com/hot-property ... 419996143/

I think that, plus Bethel's "we already invested in cars and have no interest in going away from that" response should make Option 2 the priority.

Edit - Missed that they already chose it as the preferred alignment. Whoops!

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Tiller
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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby Tiller » July 26th, 2017, 12:22 pm

The study document itself is old news that I think was posted elsewhere, I just posted it to cite the information in my question fwiw.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby DanPatchToget » September 12th, 2017, 4:12 am

Noticed a C Line test bus in downtown Minneapolis during rush hour today. New Flyer articulated bus in the A Line paint scheme.

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Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Postby EOst » September 12th, 2017, 7:21 am

They had it sitting at Open Streets Broadway.


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