Comment 47061

By Kiely (registered) | Posted September 02, 2010 at 15:24:28

Do a life cycle cost analysis of the LRT equipment you want and do one for the BRT equipment you want add the lifecycle costs of building and maintaining the required infrastructure and voila, one will be cheaper than the other. Ignore the ridership increase and offsetting cost creative-accountant mumbo-jumbo. Which one is cheaper to implement, build and maintain? That is what matters.

Without even knowing what equipment is going to be purchased this debate amounts to nothing but biased speculation on both sides. So the on-going debate about this tells me one of two things:

1) No one knows what the hell they're talking about.

2) This is about politics and money more than it is transit.

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