Wouldn’t a rail-like system work on existing rails? Only in service during rush hours and sits empty the rest of the day?
The project calls for constructing a 12-foot-wide reversible busway with shoulders along a six-mile section of the TAMC-owned rail line right of way parallel to Highway 1 from Del Monte Boulevard and Palm Avenue in Marina to the Contra Costa Street intersection in Sand City/Seaside, allowing buses to operate in both directions.
The project already has $15 million in allocated Measure X funding, and TAMC and MST are expected to seek about $25 million in state grant funding to cover the remainder of the project’s total capital cost.
From Those People That Brought You The Bike Lane To Nowhere
And who really thought that Measure X was going to improve roads for cars? Better spent on substainable things like slow empty buses and more unused bicycle lanes.
Would it not be easier to use those metal ribbons and come up with some sort wheeled vehicle that could ride people from one end to the other faster and safer than MST buses?
For Monterey County, the study concluded that a “bi-directional” busway along the branch line between Fremont Boulevard and Reservation Road would be the “most cost-effective alternative,” noting that it is supported by TAMC’s Measure X funding (about $15 million designated for bus rapid transit, along with potential grant funding). The project cost is currently estimated at about $33.4 million, according to a TAMC staff report.
Newest TMC Silliness – Put Buses On Railroad Right Of Way