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Amp would increase alternative transportation options to and from campus

Posted in NEWS on Monday, December 16th, 2013

[Originally posted by MyVU]

The Vanderbilt community may soon have a new transit option for traveling to and from campus. The proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system, called the Amp, would increase the number of alternative transportation modes already available to staff, faculty and students.

By 2016, the number of cars that travel on the busiest sections of West End each day will increase by 20,000, from about 48,000 per day to 68,000 per day, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). With around 55,000 to 60,000 cars, MTA reports that intersections would fail – meaning vehicles would sit through multiple red lights at those intersections. Check out this short video animation of the Amp and the responses to a list of frequently asked questions for more information. Read the full story here.

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