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Bus Rapid Transit Spurs Development Better Than Light Rail Or Streetcars: Study

Bus rapid transit, in which buses in dedicated lanes perform like rail lines, can not only spur development, but can do so far more efficiently than light rail and streetcars, according to a study due out later this month from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. "Both BRT and LRT can leverage many times more development investment than they cost. Now we can say that for sure," according to the institute's director for the U.S. and Africa, Annie Weinstock, who previewed the findings at a Metropolitan Planning Council Roundtable in Chicago last week. "Per dollar of transit investment, and under similar conditions, BRT can leverage more (development) investment than LRT or

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