Tuesday, February 05, 2008

BRT Hearing Tonight

A reminder that the Ad Hoc Transportation Task Force recommendations for changing the City's Master Transportation Plan are on the Planning Commission docket for tonight (Tuesday, February 5) at 7:30 PM.

There have been some interesting developments. The transit chapter of the draft report, which has now been "revised" to show a "Route 1" corridor that extends as an indeterminate blob encompassing anything from Payne Street on the west to Royal Street on the east. But don't be fooled; the map still shows Smart Stations along Patrick and Henry.

Also worth reading is the T&ES memo that accompanies the docket item, which devotes a long paragraph on p. 6 attempting to refuting the claim that the Task Force is determined on specific routes.