City votes to abolish BRT

It's official.

Philadelphia voters today approved a change to the city charter that will abolish the embattled BRT and replace it with two new agencies — one to assess properties and one to hear appeals.

With nearly 70 percent of precincts reporting, 71 percent of voters were in favor of ending the BRT>

The BRT came under fire last year, after an Inquirer series documented a legacy of political patronage and inaccurate assessments. Council in December approved legislation to abolish the BRT, provided voters agreed.