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Author Archives: JGA
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Q & A with Stephanie Gharakhanian
Keep Austin Wonky interviews Stephanie Gharakhanian, candidate for Place 8 on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees.
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Early electric Autonomous Bus Rapid Transit (ART) models have exhibited progress on self-driving. There are no demonstrations of urban ART “platooning” or dynamic, real-time route-changing. Theoretically, vehicle-to-vehicle communication enables ART proximity at light-rail speeds, boosting the capacity ceiling for the … Continue reading
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Effective Transit Investment
Transit capital projects should prioritize winning mode share. Reducing the system’s per-rider subsidy should be the main prioritization metric. METRO’s Red Line in Houston, Texas. A definitive example of an effective Sun Belt transit investment.
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ART Audit Request at A&FC
Citizen Comment delivered to Austin City Council’s Audit & Finance Committee on September 26, 2018.
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LDC Rewrite Success
Metrics for a worthwhile LDC rewrite.
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There’s no free kicks
City-owned land should maximize resident happiness. The City of Austin’s Hancock Golf Course, located in central Austin. Image courtesy of Brandon Tucker.
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City Bond 2018
My proposal for the City of Austin’s 2018 infrastructure bond.
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A high-quality CodeNEXT result requires diligent measurement.
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Austin’s new housing plan restricts housing supply and puts units in the wrong places. Its recommendations will accelerate the carving out of Austin’s current middle-class residents.
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