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11.7.14

BUS RAPID TRANSIT * USA: Virginia's Metroway

* Virginia - A new bus experience is coming to Northern Virginia; it’s called Metroway

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Arlington,VA,USA -The Washington Post, by Luz Lazo -July 8, 2014: -- The Washington region’s first bus rapid transit system is set to open next month... The service, called Metroway, will feature bus-only lanes along a five-mile stretch of roadway in Crystal City and Potomac Yard in Arlington and Alexandria. It introduces a new bus experience to the Washington region: buses will travel much of the route traffic-free, they will be frequent, and riders eventually will be able to pay their fare before boarding... The service will offer faster rides and shorter waits at the bus stop. Buses will travel most of the route in bus-only lanes. Bus rapid transit is viewed as a way to speed public transit without the huge costs involved in building rail lines...

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