Category Archives: Transit

Three Suggestions for the Project Connect Sub-Corridor Survey

Project Connect (PC) created an online survey to gather community feedback on Central Austin high capacity transit evaluation criteria and sub-corridor priorities.  I am grateful that staff heard requests from Austinites for Urban Rail Action (AURA) – a group I … Continue reading

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O BRT, where art thou?

Opponents of a reinvigorated data-driven process for urban rail route selection often highlight the planned MetroRapid bus service.   As the map below shows, the initial service routes cover Guadalupe, Lamar, and Congress. “The feds are already helping us meet the … Continue reading

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Transit, Turnout, and Trust

Is the Red Line Circulator (a.k.a the “Mueller” route) the only politically feasible initial urban rail sequence? Some proponents of the preliminary urban rail route generated by the Project Connect process imply this is the case. To evaluate this we … Continue reading

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The Austin City Council is poised to make a decision on urban rail’s route based on incomplete data.  At the heart of this predicament is a 2010 document entitled the “Central Austin Transit Study” (CATS).  This document makes a set … Continue reading

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