At last night’s special meeting, the City Council decided to pass the so-called reduced-impact plan and the no-build option forward for study. The full-build option, which had been revised by city staff, was not passed for study. The reduced-impact plan would involve no dedicated bus lanes on Telegraph and Shattuck.

Last night’s decision was not to build or stop BRT; it was merely to decide which schemes went forward for final environmental impact review and study.

An amendment to study the full-build option, proposed by Councilmember Darrell Moore, was rejected by a 4-2-2 vote.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...