http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... -fill-10-2
Metro Transit is looking at a $25 million ($24.8 million?) budget for the project, and has managed to find about $14.6 million so far from Met Council funds, CMAQ grants, and even some Mn/DOT highway bonding (it's a road project, isn't it?). They're still seeking another $10.2 million.
There will be open houses next month:
Quick review: Faster boarding/alighting through use of low-floor buses, stations with bulb-outs and/or raised platforms, and all-door boarding (either with Go-To readers at all doors and/or with ticket vending machines and a proof-of-payment system like LRT). Stations would have shelters with schedules and NexTrip signs/kiosks. The one defining feature of BRT that is missing is exclusive lanes, though the buses should have transit signal priority. I personally have to call this something else, but I won't whine too much if others call it BRT. I decided to put "enhanced bus" in the topic title -- this has been called "rapid bus" by some, but it's pretty much impossible to explain how "bus rapid transit" is different than "rapid bus".Metro Transit wrote: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hamline University, Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul
Monday, July 15, 2013
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Recreational Center, Gymnasium
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Weyerhaeuser Board Room
62 Macalester Street, St. Paul