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Montgomery County BRT Could Change Life for Commuters Around D.C.

Montgomery County has been considering a Bus Rapid Transit System for close to a decade, a study released this year details the improvements the system promises to bring.
January 31, 2017, 7am PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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A report on the proposed Montgomery Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system says the system could speed commutes for bus riders and drivers and double transit usage for the area. "BRT offers many features you'd expect from a train: large, covered stations, fare machines where you pay before getting on, and special traffic signals to let buses pass ahead of other vehicles," writes Dan Reed for Greater Greater Washington.

The scale of the increase is impressive, "The study found that the same trip on BRT could take as little as 29 minutes, making it even faster than driving," Reed writes. But most of the changes are dependent on the full plan being adopted. "All of the benefits BRT could bring East County are less likely to happen without dedicated lanes that make buses faster," Reed concludes.

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Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Greater Greater Washington
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