Category Archives: Transit

Plan C

Getting back to the future on Austin’s transformative mode shift investment.

Posted in Transit, Transportation

ASMP 2020

The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan should be the focus of next year’s City transportation bond, not (necessarily) Project Connect. Existing and envisioned mode share from the adopted Austin Strategic Mobility Plan

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Money Shift

Achieving a 50% sustainable commute mode share requires a boost in local transit operating funding sources and a focus on productivity-enhancing transit capital projects. A system-wide route productivity summary, courtesy of the Connections 2025 plan.

Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation

Regrets, we’ve seen a few

In the wake of an obvious mapping error, the CapMetro CEO dodges requests for data transparency and a public version control system. An overview of the East Riverside corridor, according to the latest Project Connect “flipbook”

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Paint Job

A zany map highlights Project Connect’s transparency problems.

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Joint Pain

We aspire to solve mobility challenges. We do not actually plan to do so.

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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

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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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Tovo Connection

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

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