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Opponents to the mayor’s plan for express bus lanes on the city’s major commuter arteries objected that people could not be lured out of their automobiles in that way. The opponents were proved wrong; following implementation of the plan, bus ridership rose dramatically, and there was a corresponding drop in automobile traffic. Nonetheless, the plan failed to achieve its stated objective of reducing average commuting time. Which of the following would be the most logical continuation of this argument?

(A) The plan’s opponents failed to realize that many people would take advantage of improved bus transportation.
(B) Unfortunately, politically attractive solutions do not always get results.
(C) The number of people a vehicle can transport varies directly with the size of the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
(D) Opponents cited an independent survey of city commuters showing that before the plan’s adoption only one out of every seven used commuter bus lines.
(E) With the express lanes closed to private automobile traffic, the remaining cars were forced to use too few lanes and this created gigantic traffic tie-ups.
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Opponents to the mayor’s plan for express bus lanes on the city’s major commuter arteries objected that people could not be lured out of their automobiles in that way. The opponents were proved wrong; following implementation of the plan, bus ridership rose dramatically, and there was a corresponding drop in automobile traffic. Nonetheless, the plan failed to achieve its stated objective of reducing average commuting time. Which of the following would be the most logical continuation of this argument?

(A) The plan’s opponents failed to realize that many people would take advantage of improved bus transportation.
(B) Unfortunately, politically attractive solutions do not always get results.
(C) The number of people a vehicle can transport varies directly with the size of the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
(D) Opponents cited an independent survey of city commuters showing that before the plan’s adoption only one out of every seven used commuter bus lines.
(E) With the express lanes closed to private automobile traffic, the remaining cars were forced to use too few lanes and this created gigantic traffic tie-ups.


E resolves the paradox perfectly. Will go with E.
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New post 23 Oct 2017, 20:38
E answers the question.

Premise states that: bus express lanes have helped the dramatic rise in ridership, and a corresponding dip in automobile ensued.

However, realize that if that's the case, either one of two things has to happen.
1) Highway builds new lanes
2) one of the existing lanes is now the bus express lane, thus resulting in one fewer lane for automobiles.

E describes this exactly.

E is the answer.

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IMO Option E
Express bus lanes have caused a dramatic increase in ridership and there was a reduction in the use of automobiles.With the express bus lanes closed to other cars other than buses the cars had to use the remaining lanes thus resulting in congestion and frequent traffic snarls.The average commuting time was not reduced. This is aptly brought about by Option E and E is the right answer. Please give me kudos . I need them badly to unlock gmatclub tests.

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