Minneapolis to Upgrade Bus System

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By Alison Henderson

Transit officials in Minneapolis are developing a plan to speed up travel time for buses in the city and surrounding areas.

11 routes will be considered for the plan, which will adapt the bus rapid transit system.
The bus rapid transit system, expected to cost $1 million to $6 million per mile, works like a light rail but is less expensive to establish, according to a Pioneer Press report.

The system would decrease travel time 18 percent by featuring multiple doors, ticket kiosks and fewer stops, according to a Star Tribune Report.

A decision will be made in early 2012 and the first line will be built in 2014, with more lines being built in the following 15 years, according to the Pioneer Press report.

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