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Many changes already taking place More exciting things to come
We can serve 80% of riders with only 30% of stops. Efficient!
MetroRapid will connect to proposed urban rail system
20120814 utc metro rapid presentation
April 14, 2012Driving Progress:
Capital Metro At a Glance Our business is connecting people, jobs and communities by providing quality transportation choices. We traveled nearly 11 million miles last year and gave 33 million rides. We move 120,000 riders each weekday.
Driving Progress in 2012 MetroAirport route enhancements Manor Park & Ride opening MetroBike shelter opening at Kramer Station New bus stop signage New website Hydrogen bus/CNG MetroRail Friday/Saturday night service Night Owl improvements MetroRapid funding agreement
MetroRapid purpose• Provide high-quality, faster, more frequent and reliable transit for major corridors• $47.6 million total project cost• $38 million though FTA grant
Part of a larger plan Included in 2004 All Systems Go! long-range transit plan Reflected in regional Project Connect planning effort
What Is MetroRapid?Convenient, high-capacity transit• High frequency service• Limited stops• Travels 37 miles• 77 stations• Serves the densest population area and highest ridership markets in region• 40 new highly branded vehicles• Two lines: 801: N. Lamar/S. Congress 803: Burnet/S. Lamar• Less than $50 M
MetroRapid Benefits• Real-time arrival info (web, stations, aps)• Improved travel time and reliability• Sleek new vehicles• Custom stations (seating, shade canopy, customer information)• Faster: Fewer stops Signal Priority Transit Priority lanes• Real time = less waiting
Where will it go? Crestview Station SoCo & SoLa The Domain WestgateThe University of Texas ChinatownPickle Research Center St. Edward’s The Triangle Southpark Meadows Seton Hospital Capitol & State Offices Downtown North Loop Ladybird Lake Auditorium Shores
MetroRapid Features More frequent: 10-minute peak service, 15-minute off-peak More cost-efficient:(reduces per passenger trip costs as much as 40%) More service (more frequent over longer hours) More economic opportunities (TOD) More customers
Limited Stops North Lamar Current Route 1L Boardings: Transit Center North Lamar/South Congress University of Texas Oltorf/Congress Southpark Meadows Lamar/Rundberg Downtown Future Rapid stop boardings per day
Rapid stops are high-volume stops rapid stop boardings
Faster ServiceSample Trip: NLTC to SCTCRoute 1 54 minRoute 101 (limited-stop flyer) 46 min 20%MetroRapid (801 proposed) faster 43 min
Faster ServiceSample Trip: Westgate to UTRoute 3 31 minMetroRapid 20% (803 proposed) faster 24 min
Service Levels Faster, more frequent service translates to increased passenger capacity on two of the busiest travel corridors. >35% >50% increase increase Current Service Levels Along N. Lamar/S. Congress Along Burnet/S. Lamar
Timeline Rte 801 (N. Lamar/S. Congress) Early 2014 Rte 803 (Burnet/S. Lamar) Late 2014 2014