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AIR DATE: March 2, 2010

Last week, the city received $34 million for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, which will run along Sahara Avenue, and bisect several other north south lines. Proponents of BRT say they're fast and efficient, affordable and comfy--like trains.

But buses just don't have the same cache as trains, and some commuters view buses as low-end transportation for those who don't have any other options. Could BRT change all that? Is BRT right for the transportation needs of commuters in Las Vegas? And how have BRT systems fared in other parts of the US, and around the world?

If you could benefit from the BRT Sahara line, or have experience with riding buses (positive or negative) share your thoughts below.

Guests:
Jacob Snow, General Manager, RTC
Andrea Bernstein, Transportation and Sustainability Reporter, WNYC

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The main problem I run into with the present bus system is that they don't always run on time.

Sometimes, a schedule is completely skipped and one has to wait for the next bus. That can mean standing out for another 40 minutes. Being late for work etc.

MonicaFeb 25, 2010 00:00:00 AM
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