choke wrote: Busguy2010 wrote: choke wrote: Dundeemaha wrote: guest2017 wrote: Dundeemaha wrote: guest2017 wrote:
Busguy2010 wrote: Hopefully a good chunk of their employees will use transit.
Don't get your hopes up because this won't happen.
I wonder what impact this has on MAPA's planning. All of their looking range options with more transit investment include a Center - Saddlecreek - Maple BRT line.
Dodge Street BRT, which has been in development for years now isn't scheduled to come on service until 2018 - if it ever does - even though TIGER funding was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2014. Don't get your hopes up for a BRT line that isn't on Dodge for the next decade.
So.. you're saying 2027
Not sure how they possibly think this will be done by 2018 if it construction doesn't start this year. Anyone know when construction was supposed to start?
It is actually scheduled to be complete in fall of 2018, and there are going to be very minimal infrastructure improvements. All they have to do is build the stations, lay down a couple jump lanes, re-stripe Dodge Street, and put in some light extending electronics.
I think it's going to be pretty underwhelming as a transit improvement, but it will look clean and maybe encourage new people to ride.
So, basically like the city's "bike lanes"? Some new bus shelters and some awkward re-striping of Dodge Street?
...you know, if you don't include that Omaha is acquiring new buses for it. The main concern with BRT is not building it, it's getting funding approval, designing a route and teaching people how to properly use the system. However, in places that have effective BRT systems, the lane is normally specially designated for BRT or HOV. In Omaha, if they don't utilize queue jumping (most likely newly constructed lanes or taking away from general traffic), I don't see how BRT makes the commute faster than driving oneself.
Keeping the comment on subject - I'm curious if HDR's move will remove the BRT stop at 84th? HDR is the designer behind Omaha's BRT and they had a stop set at their HQ on dodge.