Joint Pain

We aspire to solve mobility challenges. We do not actually plan to do so.

Joint City Council & CMTA Board

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Posted in Transit, Transportation

Moving Priorities

Making the good parts of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan a reality before 2039.

ASMP cover

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Posted in Transportation

Q & A with Stephanie Gharakhanian

Keep Austin Wonky interviews Stephanie Gharakhanian, candidate for Place 8 on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees.


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Posted in Q & A

ART review

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.

art_bus_communication_v2vTheoretically, vehicle-to-vehicle communication enables ART proximity at light-rail speeds, boosting the capacity ceiling for the mode.

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Posted in Transit

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.

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Posted in Transit

ART Audit Request at A&FC

Citizen Comment delivered to Austin City Council’s Audit & Finance Committee on September 26, 2018.


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Posted in Transit

LDC Rewrite Success

Metrics for a worthwhile LDC rewrite.


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Posted in Development