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TransForum: How Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation

Posted By Aaron Bialick On October 1, 2011 @ 3:28 pm In Events | No Comments

From TransForm [1]:

Bus tour and talk on how Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation

RSVP online by Friday, October 7 [2]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is revolutionizing bus service around the world with its dedicated lanes, state-of-the-art buses, and frequent service.  Now, Bus Rapid Transit [3] is coming to Santa Clara County! VTA [4] is planning for BRT lines along the Alum Rock, El Camino, and Stevens Creek corridorsand you have an opportunity to help shape them.

What: Come see what this new service will mean for local businesses, pedestrians, cyclists, bus riders, and the people who live near the future Bus Rapid Transit stops in a free bus tour along El Camino Real.  The tour will feature a range of speakers (including me) and is hosted by VTA.

Afterwards, join me and other TransForm staff for lunch and a lively discussion about Bus Rapid Transit’s potential in the South Bay and elsewhere as we work to bring world-class public transportation to the Bay Area and all of California.  Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Saturday, October 22.  Bus tour runs promptly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The lunch discussion starts immediately after the tour.

Where: The tour will begin and end at the Palo Alto Transit Center [5]. The lunch discussion will be just a few blocks away at Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar [6].

How: Please RSVP online by Friday, October 7 [2].  An RSVP is required to save your spot on the bus.  The event is just $5, and free for TransForm supporters [7] at the $40+ level.


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URLs in this post:

[1] TransForm: http://www.transformca.org/events/rsvp-now-october-22-bus-tour-and-talk-how-bus-rapid-transit-can-transform-public-transportati

[2] RSVP online by Friday, October 7: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/TransForm/transforum20111022/

[3] Bus Rapid Transit: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TransForm/6a5e613090/TEST/14e5336e13

[4] VTA: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TransForm/6a5e613090/TEST/b0d2a260fa

[5] Palo Alto Transit Center: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TransForm/6a5e613090/TEST/88b2799012/q=Palo+Alto+Transit+Center&hl=en&ll=37.446465,-122.168548&spn=0.011755,0.027745&sll=37.765491,-122.458875&sspn=0.011704,0.027745&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A

[6] Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TransForm/6a5e613090/TEST/355e142f60/q=Palo+Alto+Transit+Center&hl=en&ll=37.446465,-122.168548&spn=0.011755,0.027745&sll=37.765491,-122.458875&sspn=0.011704,0.027745&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A

[7] TransForm supporters: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TransForm/6a5e613090/TEST/ea0f3a6ffe

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