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N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Posted on July 12, 2016

A rendering of Route 7. Courtesy of NVTC
A rendering of Route 7. Courtesy of NVTC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission gave its seal of approval on a proposal to run bus rapid transit (BRT) 11 miles between Tysons Corner and Alexandria, InsideNova reports.

Related: BRT Project Updates

Planners estimate the new bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day. The BRT system would cost about $250 million to construct, according to most recent estimates, compared to nearly $1 billion for a light-rail system, while annual operating costs would be about 45% less than for light rail, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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