mattyt36 Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 16 hours ago, Some one said: I never said they should follow major freeway corridors. I actually think its foolish to put rail where the freeway is, especially since a lot of them have stations that are difficult to get to. I'd rather they put them where the people are. That's why the Houston METRO, despite being slow, has about as riders than the DART rail in Dallas. Because Metro was more focused on building rail where the people were (between districts and neighborhoods) rather than where the ROW was. @Some one I never said you did (note I did not say "you," I said "transit promoter"), I used your comment to illustrate a point about one of the many elementary arguments people make about why people don't use transit today but would tomorrow if one just built rail, i.e., "people just need a choice." 16 hours ago, Some one said: I just wish they were a little clearer about the BRT not being convertible. I've heard this bandied about so often and must say I don't get it. BUT, I confess I am ignorant on the topic. What could METRO have done differently to make it convertible to LRT? What exactly is preventing it from being converted to LRT in the future? Has anything been constructed today in connection with the Silver Line that would make it more cost-prohibitive than before to build LRT in the future? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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