Category Archives: Transit

Move People

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

Posted in Transit, Transportation

Council Grades 2015

How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making. Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey

Posted in Energy, Fiscal, Housing, Public Safety, Transit, Transportation

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.

Posted in Transit

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.

Posted in Development, Transit, Transportation

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

Posted in Transit, Transportation

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

Posted in Transit, Transportation

All the Bright Moves

CapMetro’s Board should utilize transit ridership and transit mode share to evaluate the performance of CapMetro’s CEO.  Evaluation should focus on the public value created by the executive’s actions.

Posted in Transit, Transportation