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Category Archives: Transit
Getting back to the future on Austin’s transformative mode shift investment.
Posted in Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Plan C
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
Posted in Transit, Transportation Comments Off on ASMP 2020
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 Comments Off on Money Shift
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”
Posted in Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Regrets, we’ve seen a few
A zany map highlights Project Connect’s transparency problems.
Posted in Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Paint Job
We aspire to solve mobility challenges. We do not actually plan to do so.
Posted in Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Joint Pain
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 Comments Off on ART review
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 Comments Off on Effective Transit Investment
ART Audit Request at A&FC
Citizen Comment delivered to Austin City Council’s Audit & Finance Committee on September 26, 2018.
Posted in Transit Comments Off on ART Audit Request at A&FC
A letter to Council Member Kathie Tovo about Connections 2025. The subsidy per passenger for current CapMetro services.
Posted in Transit Comments Off on Tovo Connection