Closer to home [but on the other side of the country], is another example of rapid bus transit.  In 2005, LA introduced a 14 mile bus rapid transit system that used a former rail right-of-way.  While probably not the most successful, what can we learn from this and other examples?  Could aspects of these systems work for Rochester?  Could making the commute more convenient begin to bring more people to downtown and eventually foster a desire to stay?