L.A. Banks on Buses

Swope, Christopher
May 2006
Planning;May2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the dependence of the city commuters on the new line of buses, the Metro Liners, launched by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in California. The new look and timesaving technologies of the bus rapid transit (BRT) promise to change commuters' attitudes towards buses as slow and unreliable. The author cites the features of the BRT systems. Furthermore, the effectiveness and performance of BRT systems can be measured in terms of passengers carried, ridership growth, travel speeds, and land development effects. Finally, the author discusses the benefits and advantages of having the BRT system in the city.


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