Friday Facts: September 5, 2014

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To Attract Urban Investment, Build Bus Rapid Transit

Streetcars may be sexy and light rail may be alluring, but it turns out that building a bus line is how a city can get the most bang for its buck when it comes to attracting development. This is especially true when urban areas invest in bus rapid transit, writes author Keith Barry in this article that was originally published by Wired.Com. Barry points to Cleveland as a primary example of a city region that is getting it right, and he says a Chicago project has similar potential for big-time results.