Daily journal, 10-7-11

Today’s highlight was a presentation from Tom Street and Mark Winston
about the rapid transit task force. They are preparing recommendations
for a county wide rapid transit system using advanced vehicle
technology on the street surface. Preliminary studies show that there
is a strong benefit to residents by improving mobility and reducing
congestion. Drivers are much better off with this transit system
since there are fewer new cars on the road.

The challenges include how much it costs, how to pay for it, how it
affects long standing priorities such as the Purple Line, and where to
start with it first.