Power Point , April 25, 2012, 3 MB

Report
Cellular Mass Transit (CMT)
CMT4Austin.org
SOLUTION: Cellular Mass Transit
Circulator Routes would converge on each Transit Center
A Feeder Van in Austin could be
like the Sprinter
Seats 14 + Wheel Chair
High enough to stand in
How CMT Serves Neighborhood
Advantages for a neighborhood
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Travel from anywhere to anywhere
Travel time cut in half
Wait time cut from 30 minutes to 10
Feeder routes within half mile of every home
TC waiting room with air conditioning
TC and CC next to shopping center with grocery
CC has day care & after school activities
1/2 the travel time
4,340 Live East and Work North
FROM LOYOLA LANE & CIELO VISTA DR TO
BALCONES WOODS DR & HIGHWAY 183
OLD
WAY IS
SLOW
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120 Minutes
Lots of Stops
More Miles
Through
Congestion
of CBD
CMT =
FAST
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63 Minutes
Few Stops
More Direct
Avoids
Congestion
of CBD
In Austin …only 39 % of jobs
can be reached in under 90
minutes by Public Transit.
From Brookings Institute
Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/Programs/Metro/jobs_transit/0512_jobs_transit.pdf
CMT Cost
Quantity
Cost
Cost
$ thousand
$ millions
Paid for by
Transit Centers
29
times
$
3,000
equals
$
87
Cap Metro
Vans
800
times
$
50
equals
$
40
Cap Metro
Queue Jumpers
40
times
$
250
equals
$
10
Cap Metro
Community
Centers
28
times
$
3,000
equals
$
84
City of Austin
Total Cost
221
$
$ millions
Express Grid
Routes
Run by Express bus
Every 10 minutes
Connect 30 Transit
Centers
Transit Center Floor Plan
Transfer from Circulator to Express
Feeder van
HEB &
storage
sheds at
South
First and
William
Cannon
TC &
CC
near
HEB
Compare CMT
& Urban Rail
URBAN
CMT
RAIL
Percentage of Home to Work Trips served
80+
2-
New Riders
65,000
2,000
Reduction in motor vehicles used
Can be used to encourage density
or enable car –free life style ?
64,000
2,000
YES
YES
Cost of Construction and Vehicles in millions
$221
$1,300
Can we afford it ?
YES
NO
Provides Facilities near all neighborhoods
YES
NO
Annual Cost of Operations for CMT
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Add $123 million cost for 4 million van hours
Add $ 3 million cost for TC operations
Minus $55 million cost, fewer bus hours
Costs go up $71 million
+ $91 million fares from new riders
Subsidy goes down $20 million
We Can do Better
BRT or Bus Rapid Transit is the cheaper way to reach more
jobs and increase ridership
BRT in Curitiba
350 TTPC vs 73 TTPC for Portland
http://www.streetfilms.org/curitibas-brt/
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.
QUESTIONS ?
For more details visit : CMT4Austin.org
Next Steps
 Make a Presentation to Your NBHD Assoc ?
 NBHDs could lobby city and cap metro for better
service ?
 ANC resolution recommending CMT ?
 NBHD resolutions recommending CMT ?

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