Capital Metro Board of Directors July 20, 2011 MetroBus Route Analysis Update
<ul><li>August 2010 service change update </li></ul><ul><li>January 2011 change highlights </li></ul><ul><li>August 2011 c...
August 2010 Routes Update <ul><li>Route 7 – Duval / Dove Springs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended north of Highland Mall to ...
August 2010 Routes Update <ul><li>Route 323 - Anderson/Johnny Morris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to replace segments of ...
August 2010 Routes Update <ul><li>Route 300 - Govalle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved connectivity to Wal-Mart and South Co...
January 2011 Service Summary <ul><li>243 – Wells Branch </li></ul><ul><li>214 – Northwest Flex </li></ul><ul><li>985 – Lea...
January 2011 Service Summary   <ul><li>Route 243 – Wells Branch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortened and anchored at Howard Sta...
January 2011 Service Summary  <ul><li>Route 214 - Northwest Flex  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined elements of Route 214 Lag...
January 2011 Service Summary   <ul><li>Route 985 – Leander/Lakeline Direct  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>984 – Lakeline Direct an...
January 2011 Service Summary   - North Austin Realignment   <ul><li>Route 1M - North Lamar/South Congress   </li></ul><ul>...
January 2011 Service Summary   - North Austin Realignment <ul><li>Route 174 – North Burnet Limited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
January 2011 Service Summary   - North Austin Realignment   Jan 2010 Jan 2011 Change 103.1% -14.8% -45.8% $ 8.54  19.2  16...
January 2011 Systemwide Summary <ul><li>Weekday (Fixed Route & UT Shuttle) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3,500 additional boarding...
August 2011 Changes Forthcoming <ul><li>Realignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Route 19 – Bull Creek  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Conclusion <ul><li>Early assessment of January 2011 service changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally positive </li></ul></u...
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MetroBus Route Analysis Update (Spring 2011)

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