Calif. looks to end "car-first" mentality with BRT, CEQA reform

07/9/2014 | CityLab

State officials are amending the California Environmental Quality Act to make it easier for public transit lines to be constructed in cities throughout the state. The law, which analysts say favored cars in city planning, will now allow projects like the proposed Van Ness BRT rapid bus line in San Francisco to move forward. Set for completion in 2018, the new line would see passengers boarding from a center median and travel along a dedicated lane with traffic signal priority.

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