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1 Cellular Mass Transit (CMT)

2 SOLUTION: Cellular Mass Transit Circulator Routes would converge on each Transit Center

3 A Feeder Van in Austin could be like the Airport Parking Shuttle Seats 14 + Luggage Rack High enough to stand in

4 From Brookings Institute Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America Percentage of Home to Work trips that can be made by public transit in under 90 minutes : Portland 40% Washington DC37% Austin39%




8 Travel To & From North Central Austin Squares are groups that live in NCA and work in other parts of town. Most workers from NCA go to jobs in low density zip codes. Circles are groups that live Outside NCA and work in NCA Square with rounded corners are people that live and work in NCA

9 Numbers traveling, home to work, both to and from North Central. This shows why a many-to-many express network is needed to serve all of the riders traveling to and from north central. To & From North Central Austin The zNSA prefix stands for not in the service area. As the service area is defined now, Capital metro does not serve Round Rock.

10 Eight express routes connect NCA to all other transit centers in all other parts of town. From North Austin to all corners of the city Express routes stop only at transit centers Express van, or bus, leaves every ten minutes Most routes bypass the congestion of the city center

11 Rider Group Size by destination for Peak and Off Peak

12 Advantages for your Neighborhood  Travel anywhere to anywhere  Travel time cut in half  Wait time cut to one third  Routes within half mile of every home  Transit Center waiting room with AC  TC next to shopping and Community Center  Community Center has day care

13 OLD WAY IS SLOW, 124 minutes CMT = FASTER, 73 minutes Sample trip from Parkfield and Braker to Oltorf and Alvine Devane

14 Travel Time Reduced

15 124 Minutes Lots of Stops Four buses, three transfers Long waits between buses on 392 and 331 Worst case transfer > 30 minutes Through Congestion of CBD OLD WAY IS SLOW

16 CMT would be FASTER 73 Minutes Few Stops 5 minute transfers Avoids Congestion of CBD

17 Annual Stats In millions CMT Conventional low mileage system MVMAROBMPM BUS139.2120 CMT high mileage system MVMAROBMPM VAN745370 BUS621.7130 80500

18 Feeder Route Subsidy per Mile boardings per mile2.3 fare per rider $ 0.50

19 average riders on board 77 fares per pass-mile $ 0.12 EXPRESS VANBUS MPH 25 FARES per HOUR $ 21.00 COST PER HOUR $ 38.55 $ 91.53 SUBSIDY PER HOUR $ 17.55 $ 70.53 SUBSIDY PER MILE $ 0.70 $ 2.82 RATIO OF SUBSIDIES 4.0 Van would have ¼ subsidy per mile on express routes

20 Transit by Van Dollar vans of Brooklyn NY operate with no subsidy Vans provide 45 trips per hour while city bus provides only 4 800 vans have 100 to 120 thousand boardings per day. Vans are a big part of public transit in many developing countries.

21 Transfer from Circulator to Express Transit Center Floor Plan Feeder van

22 HEB & storage sheds at South First and William Cannon

23 TC & CC near HEB

24 Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Chapter 10—Bus Routing and Coverage page 10-9


26 CMT Capital Costs Cost Quantity$ thousand$ millionsPaid for by Transit Centers22 times $ 3,000equals $ 66 Cap Metro Vans800 times $ 50equals $ 40 Cap Metro Queue Jumpers40 times $ 250equals $ 10 Cap Metro Community Centers22 times $ 3,000equals $ 66 City of Austin Total Cost $ 182 $ millions

27 Routes with Boardings per trip under 14

28 Capital Costs Per Rider Commuter Rail : Urban Rail : Van Pool : Express Bus : Feeder Van : Express Van : $100,000 $130,000 to $1,000,000 $2,500 $1,250 $ 800 $500 Urban Rail in 2030: $1.7 billion / 13,000 riders = $130,000 Commuter Rail : $100 Million / 1000 riders = $100,000 per rider Urban Rail in 2020: $1.7 billion / 1,600 riders > $1,000,000

29 Bang for the Buck One new urban train rider OR 52 new riders using Van Pools OR 83 new riders using Feeder Vans $130,000 will buy either :

30 Connections with CMT and UR CMT:.90 x.90 =.81 = 81% for CMT UR:.09 x.20 =.018 = 1.8%, less than 2% Percentage of All Possible Home to Work Trips


32 Conclusion : CMT will … Double the number of jobs that can be reached by public transit Enable riders to accomplish more tasks with one trip. Enable workers from your neighborhood to get to jobs all over Austin. Improve public transit without racking up a $ billion debt. For more details visit : QUESTIONS ?

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