Another day, another group who won't stand for an oversized bridge replacement. In Portland, OR they're protesting the DOT's plans to replace the six-lane Interstate Bridge with one that could be eight, ten or twelve lanes.
Our State DOT wants to replace the seven-lane Tappan Zee Bridge with one that's ten lanes. Lots of options in the scoping process, but somehow the idea of a six or eight lane bridge is completely off the table. Do we get protest rides? Editorials? Anything? No, because the new bridge would include "BRT."
Sorry, but that's not BRT in the bridge plans, it's HO/T, which is completely different. If someone doesn't do something soon, we're going to get screwed big-time.