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Category Archives: Transportation
How to turn the Mayor’s $720 million bond proposal into a political winner that actually helps improve mobility.
Where the dollars get spent by each of the City of Austin’s Corridor Programs.
How this November’s mobility bond can help create a car-independent majority in Austin.
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
How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making. Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey
What’s cooler than artificial-intelligence-powered cars? A change in Austin politics that can reap their benefits. “I can drive myself around Austin. But I can’t register to vote.”
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.
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
CapMetro should release monthly ridership, financial, and performance data in an analysis-friendly format. Phoenix’s transit agency releases monthly ridership reports
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.