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To battle increased congestion in the downtown area a mass transit plan was introduced. Bus lines were added to all avenues within the Perimeter Freeway, running either east-west or north-south. In addition to this basic mass transit the Mojave infrastructure board decided on building a network of BRTs running on their own grade separated highways.

BRT:

The western parts of the yellow line (University of Southern California Mojave City-Northwest downtown) and the green line (Millers Valley Ranch-Northwest downtown) were the first to open as the suburbs they run through were not yet finished, why it could easily be added without use of eminent domain.

The Eastern part of the yellow line and the souther part of the green line were a bit more complicated, having to be built elevated for some parts, and with pretty tight curves.

The green line carries 102 000 passengers every day, of which the majority (76 000) travel between the 670 000 residents government housing complex near the southern terminus of the line and the downtown area. This 8 mile (13km) trip takes approximately 12 minutes, with about twice that for the entire lengt.

The yellow line has a total of approximately 25 000 passengers, of which 16000 step of downtown, 4000 at the USCMC and 2000 at the southestern terminus. The whole line end to end is 12 miles/22km, taking about 25 minutes depending on the number of moms trying to haul strollers onto the buses.

The Orange line is today nothing but a 1/2 mile stump going north from the central bus station, with a total ridership of 2700. Construction was planned to begin 2027, but the unexpected succes of the green line means there's simply no capacity left on the part that it already shares with the yellow line, why construction has been delayed until at least 2029 while a new alignment is being worked out.

Heavy rail:

The red line Metro (also called Millenium Park Metro line) is the only "real" subway line is the city. It's used way below capacity at only 25 000 passengers per day, and is not expected to see an increase in ridership unless it gets an extension north of the mountains or southwest to the Corall Reef. Any extension is unlikely the coming 10 years as development downtown has come to a stop.

The purple line (often called the "why the hell does it exist line") is a 1 1/2 mile line crossing the red line at the central station. It currently fills no purpose, but still operates with 15 minuts traffic for its 1400 daily riders. Some day it is supposed to be extended north of the mountains and south to the Stadiums. Pending Funding.

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fredrik001

History

In the year of 2018 a new development company was formed, owned by a group consisting of all Fortune 500 companies, the Mojave Development Corp. The plan was to build an experimental mega-city from the ground up. No congestion, no overpopulation, nu slums. Four 8-lane freeways were to connect the suburbs to the CBD, with a perimeter ring road surrounding the city. The huge flat area between Lancaster and Victorville just north of LA was choosen for the project When the CEO's of the worlds largest corporations design the city in which they plan to relocate their headquarters, they tend to design it for themselves, which is why an artifical river and lake was created, effectively creating an isolated island to the east of the CBD. By January 2025 the CBD was almost finalized according to the original city plan. Offices and retail facilities for 200 000 employees had been built and thousands of homes in the surrounding areas went on sale every day. In March of the same year Mojave Development Corp. became the first company to officialy open their HQ in the city, moving 10 500 employees. Towards the end of the year 80% of all office space in the CBD was occupied and rent began booming. By December 31th the city had reached a population of 348 000 people and both home and office rent prices were rising by the dubbel digits every month. The WSJ ran an article predicting the total collapse of the project, which helped cool down the growth, but couldn't stop it.

The higher than expected growth of financial institutions and business headquarters locating in the city lead to a premature enactment of stage two: new boomtowns outside the perimiter freeway. At the same time investors outside the Mojave Development Corp began constructing skyscrapers in the CBD, leading to chronic congestion of the CBD-bound freeways.

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