its nice to see a major transit investment in a small city like Eugene but its not without its flaws. private RoW in the median of a street that has plenty of traffic capacity (why?). the expense of a poured concrete lane in the middle of the street downtown (why?) plus this lane is a single lane for both directions. then after its private median RoW as it approaches Springfield it just merges into regular boulevard lanes and runs in mixed traffic with custom but otherwise simple bus stops. i hear now its free of charge too. spending the money on a few sections of "fixed guideway" for this seemed a complete waste when its more or less like the Metro Rapid in LA, merely a branded regular bus line.
That was the most painful transit commercial I have ever seen.
I have actually heard trains go clickety-clack, on Amtrak's Post Road Connector, which I think hasn't been maintained at all since Amtrak acquired it in the 70s, though trains do manage a quite respectable speed on it anyway. I have also heard a bus go BROOAARRRRR-bump-rattle-rattle-rattle-screech.
Odd commercial. It bothers me for some reason. The music maybe, the dragon fly, maybe the zoma, zoma, zoom stuff. odd.
shoot - i meant to mention this post on the local list today. would have helped me make my point better. oh well, ther's always the blog. :)
I wonder what they were smoking when they made this ad?
I think they were trying to make it too green and groovy.
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