Photo by Seth Harrison/The Journal News
In tomorrow’s paper, readers will get their first in-depth look at what Bus Rapid Transit is and what it would be on the TZ Bridge.
The Cliffs Notes version:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The buses travel in their own lanes (and therefore don’t get snarled in regular tie-ups).
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ As the buses approach an intersection, the driver can cause the traffic signal to turn from red to green.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Stops are limited, when compared with traditional buses.
In other words, they’re more like a train than a bus, but rails and other related structures don’t have to be built to accommodate them.
Tomorrow’s story is part of our ongoing series of stories to let readers know what is happening with the Tappan Zee Bridge and what the options are to either fix it or replace it. Two of the six options include BRT. Two options don’t include anything really new Ã¢â‚¬â€ one is maintenance and the other is rebuilding about 2/3 of the bridge, but no mass transit options would be added in either case. The other two options include commuter and/or light rail.
We’ll be addressing these other options on down the road (rimshot, please). Meanwhile, check out our page on the LoHud.com website, The Road Ahead.
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