RAPID TRANSIT FOR BUSES * USA:
* Tennessee - Senate approves rapid transit bill for buses on highway
Middle Tennessee may soon see buses passing them on the highway... The state Senate on Wednesday voted 24-4 in favor of a bill that would create a rapid transit system along Tennessee's interstates... The measure would allow drivers operating buses, owned by a publicly owned transit company, to pass vehicles on the right while operating on the shoulder or right-of-way on any state or interstate highway... The initiative is one being done in nearly a dozen other states, including North Carolina and Georgia. The basis of the bill is an attempt to alleviate congestion and create a fast-flowing, reasonably priced public transit system... The bill is waiting to be placed on the House floor calendar...
(Photo: The Tennessean) -- Nashville, TENN, USA - The Tennessean, by Joel Ebert - March 23, 2016
Labels: bus rapid transit - BRT