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06/14/2013

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BRAKES ON THE BRT The bus rapid transit system in Eugene, OR, is considered one of the best in the nation. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION IS SEEKING MORE CITY AND PRIVATE SUPPORT FOR A BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM — AND PARING ITS PLAN TO A SHORTER FIRST CORRIDOR IF IT FORGES AHEAD By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor The Sarasota County Commission took some Otherwise, the commissioners agreed unanibraking action June 10 on its proposed bus mously, they are not certain they will proceed rapid transit (BRT) system, saying it wants with even the first of three phases of a BRT system, as suggested a firm commitment by county staff during from the Sarasota City It's just like Monopoly money for a board workshop. Commission on either funding support and/ them, and why should they care? "If they think we're or a greater land-use going to shoulder the Christine Robinson Commissioner density for the U.S. 41 whole burden on our Sarasota County own," Commissioner preferred route.

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