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Category Archives: 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.
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How to turn the Mayor’s $720 million bond proposal into a political winner that actually helps improve mobility.
Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation Comments Off on Corridor Correction
Where the dollars get spent by each of the City of Austin’s Corridor Programs.
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How this November’s mobility bond can help create a car-independent majority in Austin.
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How City Council can use the 2016 presidential election to enhance Austin’s mobility. Where the unsuccessful 2014 rail-and-roads bond referendum won and lost
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Council Grades 2015
How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making. Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey
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Why you can’t have bus service
Your community isn’t dense enough to justify using scarce transit operating funds to serve it. Providing service to your community would probably decrease overall ridership.
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MoPac, Mo Problems
Important changes are coming to MoPac. But they won’t help you safely get places faster. For real improvement, we need a shift away from car-centric, low-density policies.
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More than Four
Yesterday, Mayor Adler invited me to discuss transportation with the new Austin City Council. I encouraged Council to pursue policies that would increase Austin’s transit mode share from our current 4%. Increasing the use of public transportation would help ameliorate … Continue reading
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The Longest Chart
CapMetro should release monthly ridership, financial, and performance data in an analysis-friendly format. Phoenix’s transit agency releases monthly ridership reports
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