Well, he's probably still evil. But it is nice (and kind of funny) that Weyrich is a big fan of large-scale investments in rail. I'm not really sure that bus rapid transit is so bad as he says, when done right it can be a useful option. What I primarily fear about BRT is that we'll get into a "defining BRT down" scenario since it lacks a very clear definition.

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