A Streetcar for Downtown Charlottesville? While a possible good start, my question is this – how many people will actually use it? How many people commute within the City limits? We need to have a coordinated transit plan with the County of Albemarle and the surrounding counties. All I can think of is “monorail!“
I’ve talked about Charlottesville/Albemarle/Central Virginia’s transportation issues for some time, and there seems to be very little progress on anything productive besides more meetings.
Update: Bacon’s Rebellion has a tangentially related post, with this particular quote:
My only concern is that BRT should not be considered in a vacuum. It should be viewed in a larger context that includes human settlement patterns and congestion pricing. The subcommittee needs to ask itself, do certain densities and streetscapes lend themselves to supporting BRT better than others? Also, to what extent would congestion pricing in heavily traveled corridors and districts encourage people to ride the buses?