Author: Doug Schairer

Doug Schairer

Doug wants cities where walking, rolling, bicycling and transit are possible for everyone and where people will choose them instead of driving. He lives in Minneapolis with his spouse Lauren and their dog Lucy. Doug's favorite bus line is the 4.

Station improvements for a BRT station.

Why Don’t They Just Build a Train?

I recently read Sam Penders’ detailed piece about Metro Transit’s E Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and discussed it with a friend. Instead of getting into the details with me, they asked “Why don’t they just build a train?” I was surprised at first but worked my way through their questions as best I could to explain what BRT even is.