City Intelligently Designed Transit?
So one of my roommates left a copy of Sierra Magazine on the john. Within it I found an article about a cheap transit solution, which essentially involves treating the bus like a subway on surface streets — that is, prepaid, curb-level boarding gates with physically separated lanes for the buses. Over the last two weeks I’ve spent most of my toilet time daydreaming about the prospect of a sexy Seattle transit system. Today I finally got around to checking out the website for the Bus Rapid Transit system. Turns out the Cascadia Center (the one funded by scientifically minded Christian fundies - AKA the Discovery Institute), is already on the ball. In fact, the meeting just happens to be tomorrow afternoon:
A New Vision for Developing Transit for Livable Cities
An Afternoon with Enrique PeÃ±alosa
Rainier Square Atrium, located at 1333 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. Cost for the event is $15 and includes a hosted reception.
Finally, something enviro-hippies and neo-con fundies can agree upon.