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Securing financing is a major problem. Would probably be some kind of (regional?) income tax. That's how the Paris region does it, I think.

But the biggest battle will be getting the requisite space on the streets. Bus-only lanes with proper separation/enforcement induce major rage in car drivers. All rationality goes out the window when people try to repurpose some car lanes or parking spaces. Expect all kinds of attempts to kill the efficiency of such bus lanes by a thousand cuts.

There is also a scalability issue. The most successful bus lines would have to be converted to rail pretty quickly, within a decade or two. Then why not build it as separated rail lines in the first place?

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 07:00:39 PM EST

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