PATransit Tuesday: BRT on the way, slowly
Bus Rapid Transit is one of the big additions to PAT’s system, being courted since at least 2010. I’ve posted here before about it, but other cities which have tried BRT, have found no faster service.
Seattle suffers from the same problems we probably will, long lines of people waiting to pay cash (we’re still in the testing phases of the ConnectCard, after all), and buses stuck in the same traffic jams they were before.
Although I do like the idea of rerouting buses to run on the same streets, and adding bike lanes (but not being a cyclist, I hope it is done in a safe manner with input from Bike Pgh).
I’m still not sold on the idea, but maybe you want to try your hand at it. Blogh has the info about a bus rapid transit simulator that anyone can play around with, go check it out.