Part of the story that we were told when the city decided to build the BRIO system was that the busses needed special stops because of their length and the damage that their weight would do to the streets at the bus stops.
In Brio madness getting worse we wrote about the new busses that only carry 10 more passengers than our regular busses and how the new ones cost $260,000 each more than the regular ones.
While downtown the other day I saw one of the new articulated busses arriving from El Paso’s east side. The bus was painted blue and white and did not have the Brio designation on it.
I then saw the bus stop at regular stops, not the Brio stops.
Now we know that the special Brio bus stops were not necessary. In fact being about a mile apart they serve to reduce ridership. If the city wants to increase bus usage they should put more regular busses on their route so that the busses arrive more frequently.
We deserve better