Essential Pittsburgh
7:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Rapid Transit Tips from Cleveland

Local government officials recently traveled to Cleveland to observe the city’s HealthLine rapid bus service.
Local government officials recently traveled to Cleveland to observe the city’s HealthLine rapid bus service.
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Last Thursday, Pittsburgh government and business officials took a trip to Cleveland to tour the Healthline—Cleveland’s rapid transit system—with the hopes of bringing back ideas for Pittsburgh’s own Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Chris Sandvig, the Regional Policy Director for the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group was among them, and joins us to discuss what Cleveland taught us about rapid transit, and the unique challenges Pittsburgh will face in constructing our own line.