MetroBus Route Analysis Update (Spring 2011)

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  • 1. Capital Metro Board of Directors July 20, 2011 MetroBus Route Analysis Update
  • 2.
    • August 2010 service change update
    • January 2011 change highlights
    • August 2011 changes forthcoming
    Service Discussion Route Analysis
  • 3. August 2010 Routes Update
    • Route 7 – Duval / Dove Springs
      • Extended north of Highland Mall to Rutherford Ln area (including Wal-Mart)
      • Ridership increased during January 2011 period
      • Improved its productivity
      • Improved cost
    Route 7 Cameron Rd Walmart Rutherford
  • 4. August 2010 Routes Update
    • Route 323 - Anderson/Johnny Morris
      • Created to replace segments of Routes 23 Johnny Morris, 339 Walnut Creek/Koenig and 350 Airport Blvd
      • Performing marginally
      • Ridership trends indicate that performance will continue to increase
      • Continue to monitor
    Route 323 Johnny Morris Anderson Ln
  • 5. August 2010 Routes Update
    • Route 300 - Govalle
      • Improved connectivity to Wal-Mart and South Congress Transit Center
      • Ridership increased from January 2010 service period
      • Productivity did not improve
      • Route 300 is second most productive route in its category
      • Continue to monitor
    Parker Ln. Oltorf S. Congress Transit Ctr. Walmart Route 300
  • 6. January 2011 Service Summary
    • 243 – Wells Branch
    • 214 – Northwest Flex
    • 985 – Leander/Lakeline Direct
    • North Austin Realignment
      • 1M – North Lamar/South Congress
      • 142 – Metric Flyer
      • 174 – North Burnet Limited
      • 240 – Parkfield
  • 7. January 2011 Service Summary
    • Route 243 – Wells Branch
      • Shortened and anchored at Howard Station on western end
      • Cost improved by 2.1%, consistent with goal of increasing cost effectiveness
    Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Change Route 243 Wells Branch Howard Station -2.1% -15.5% -10.3% $ 5.58 6.7 346 $ 5.70 7.9 386 243 Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Route
  • 8. January 2011 Service Summary
    • Route 214 - Northwest Flex
      • Combined elements of Route 214 Lago Vista Feeder and Northwest Dial-A-Ride
      • Continues connecting Lago Vista and Jonestown to Lakeline Station while providing service to ACC Cypress Creek campus in Cedar Park
      • Productivity up 70.9% (riders per trip)
      • Cost per rider improved 32.1%
    Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Change Route 214 Lakeline Blvd ACC FM 1431 Lakeline Station -32.1% 70.9% 30.1% $ 15.44 3.38 108 $ 22.75 1.98 83 214 Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Route
  • 9. January 2011 Service Summary
    • Route 985 – Leander/Lakeline Direct
      • 984 – Lakeline Direct and 986 – Leander Direct were combined into Route 985 reducing the total number of trips offered by the previous two routes
      • Ridership decreased slightly
      • Productivity up 57.7% (riders per trip)
      • Cost per rider reduced by 24.5%
    Jan 2010 (984 & 986) Jan 2011 (985) Change Route 985 Leander Station Lakeline Station SH 45 183 A -24.5% 57.7% -14% $ 13.02 30.62 184 $ 17.25 19.42 214 985 Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Trip Riders Route
  • 10. January 2011 Service Summary - North Austin Realignment
    • Route 1M - North Lamar/South Congress
      • Realigned to operate along Rundberg Ln
      • Improve route directness and system connectivity
      • Productivity up 5.3% (riders per hour)
      • Cost per rider reduced by 5.3%
    • Route 142 – Metric Flyer
      • Realigned from Lamplight Village to Milwood neighborhood to improve cost effectiveness
      • Did not show improvement
      • Proposed for elimination January 2012 (alternatives include Routes 1M and 240)
    Route 1M Rundberg Metric Lamar Route 142 Amherst Parmer Metric
  • 11. January 2011 Service Summary - North Austin Realignment
    • Route 174 – North Burnet Limited
      • Route eliminated as a part of the realignment
    • Route 240 – Parkfield
      • Realigned route from portion of Parkfield and Braker to Rutland and Burnet
      • Realigned route from Duval and Amherst to Gracy Farms, Metric, and Park Bend
      • Ridership improved by 83.9%
      • Cost improved by 34.3%
    Route 240 Rutland Burnet Gracy Farms
  • 12. January 2011 Service Summary - North Austin Realignment Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Change 103.1% -14.8% -45.8% $ 8.54 19.2 160 $ 4.65 20.3 295 142 -5.3% 5.3% 4.1% $ 2.44 42.2 14,190 $ 2.58 40.1 13,629 1 $ 7.15 12.5 372 174 -34.3% 39.3% 83.9% $ 3.97 18.4 673 $ 6.05 13.2 366 240 -8.4% 10.4% 2.5% $ 2.59 39.3 15,022 $ 2.82 35.6 14,662 Total Cost/ Rider Riders/ Hour Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Hour Riders Cost/ Rider Riders/ Hour Riders Route
  • 13. January 2011 Systemwide Summary
    • Weekday (Fixed Route & UT Shuttle)
      • 3,500 additional boardings weekday
      • 2.9% increase in ridership
      • 2.9% gain in productivity (using revenue hours)
    • Saturday (Fixed Route)
      • 4,800 additional boardings Saturday
      • 9.7% increase in ridership
    • Sunday (Fixed Route & UT Shuttle)
      • 4,700 additional boardings Sunday
      • 14.5% increase in ridership
  • 14. August 2011 Changes Forthcoming
    • Realignment
      • Route 19 – Bull Creek
      • Route 240 – Parkfield
      • Route 466 – Kramer Connector
    • Extension
      • Route 18 – ML King
      • Route 228 - Burleson
  • 15. Conclusion
    • Early assessment of January 2011 service changes
      • Generally positive
      • Route maturation process continues
    • Service Plan 2020 continues to provide direction
    • Service Guidelines and Standards used for evaluating service
    • August 2011 initial review next Spring