General Plan http://kvpr.org en Bus Rapid Transit Plan Slows, But Might Not Be Dead http://kvpr.org/post/bus-rapid-transit-plan-slows-might-not-be-dead <p>Following a public hearing last night that lasted about seven hours, the Fresno City Council voted four-to-three against two contracts needed to move forward with the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system. The high-capacity express bus system would have been funded through a $50 million federal grant.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:42:26 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 27901 at http://kvpr.org Bus Rapid Transit Plan Slows, But Might Not Be Dead Fresno's Bus Rapid Transit Plan Faces Opposition http://kvpr.org/post/fresnos-bus-rapid-transit-plan-faces-opposition <p>The Fresno City Council is set to debate a proposal tonight to bring a hi-tech express bus line to city. But as FM89’s Joe Moore reports, the $50 million federal grant that would fund the project is generating some controversy.<br />____</p><p>The proposal calls for new high capacity express bus service, known as Bus Rapid Transit, to be built along Blackstone and Kings Canyon Avenues in Fresno. The new bus line would replace existing FAX service on those routes and would decrease travel time for riders by as much as an hour and a half in some cases.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:30:28 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 27854 at http://kvpr.org Fresno's Bus Rapid Transit Plan Faces Opposition Olivier Pushes Law to Waive Fees for Infill Development in Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/olivier-pushes-law-waive-fees-infill-development-fresno <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Jump-starting infill development is the focus of a new city ordinance being advanced today by Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier. </span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">His draft ordinance, called the&nbsp;</span>Best Utilization of Infill Land Development Act, or BUILD, would eliminate some development fees for new residential&nbsp; construction on small vacant lots within the city.</p><p class="p1">It would waive fees that go to pay for police, fire, traffic and parks services. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:07:20 +0000 Joe Moore 17127 at http://kvpr.org Olivier Pushes Law to Waive Fees for Infill Development in Fresno