Category Archives: Transit

ART review

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

Posted in Transit

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.

Posted in Transit

ART Audit Request at A&FC

Citizen Comment delivered to Austin City Council’s Audit & Finance Committee on September 26, 2018.

Posted in Transit

Tovo Connection

A letter to Council Member Kathie Tovo about Connections 2025. The subsidy per passenger for current CapMetro services.

Posted in Transit

Make Austin Roads Great Again

City Council’s mobility bond embraces futile road populism instead of much-needed mode shift. City Council’s mobility bond funds the corridor plan that will expand this section of FM 969 from four to six lanes. The design speed is 50 mph.

Posted in Development, Transit, Transportation

Corridor Correction

How to turn the Mayor’s $720 million bond proposal into a political winner that actually helps improve mobility.

Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation

Corridor Prospectus

Where the dollars get spent by each of the City of Austin’s Corridor Programs.

Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation