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The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line
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The Future of the Capital MetroRail Red Line

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Doug Allen talked with the community on March 22, 2011, the one-year anniversary of Capital MetroRail service in central Texas. What's the future hold for MetroRail?

Doug Allen talked with the community on March 22, 2011, the one-year anniversary of Capital MetroRail service in central Texas. What's the future hold for MetroRail?

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  • 1. Capital MetroRail Red Line  Goals  Results to Date  Future Actions Capital Metro Webinar March 22, 2011
  • 2. The Red Line Commuter rail on existing tracks 32 miles, 9 stations, 6 vehicles Weekday service – 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. – 35-45 minute peak headways – 60 minute midday headways Connector buses at three stations Constructed with local funds – Less than $5 million per mile
  • 3. Initial Goals Open and demonstrate a safe, reliable, high quality and convenient service.
  • 4. Initial Results Opened – March 2010 Safe – no accidents Reliable – 98% on time performance Quality – 90% of riders would recommend Convenient – limited to location
  • 5. Near-term Goals Improve convenience and begin to increase ridership
  • 6. Near-term Actions August 2010 – Kramer Connector, marketing/education January 2011 – Schedule, fares, midday service, marketing/business outreach March 2011 – Friday night, Saturday service demonstration service August 2011 – Bus service changes January 2012 – Bus service changes, Friday night and Saturday service (pending budget)
  • 7. Capital MetroRail ridership initiative Schedule adjustments  Marketing campaign Fare adjustments  Business outreach Improved bus/van connections
  • 8. Near-term Results (to date) Approximately 55% increase in riders since January 2011 schedule changes Riders by Trip
  • 9. MetroRail Average Daily Ridership
  • 10. Mid-term Goal Improve convenience by providing more opportunities to access the system
  • 11. Mid-term Actions Facilitate developments at stations Explore Kramer Park and Ride Improve frequency to 30 minutes – Integrate general bus system and rail system – Passing sidings – Fleet modification for alternative compliance – Second track for freight and passenger: Lakeline to McNeil Pursue Cedar Park agreement
  • 12. Longer-term Goals Expand the reach and capacity of MetroRail system
  • 13. Connector Bus Usage
  • 14. Walking Destinations from Downtown Station
  • 15. Longer-term Actions Explore extending farther west in Downtown Stadler car inserts and longer platforms Regional Transit System Plan Urban/MetroRail interface points – UT, Capitol Complex, Downtown, Mueller Urban Rail Environmental Analysis North Central Alternatives Analysis Federal New Starts funding Local funding
  • 16. All Systems Go! Long Range Transit Plan Express Bus Capital MetroRail Leander -Austin Round Rock/Gtown Manor/Elgin Urban Rail Mueller UT/Capitol/Downtown ABIA MetroRail Intercity Rail MetroRapid (BRT) Managed HOV Lanes Intercity Rail Austin - San Antonio Austin – Houston
  • 17. North Central Corridor
  • 18. Summary Incremental improvements Near, Mid, Longer-term Strategies Coordination with City of Austin Regional Transit System Plan Local funding
  • 19. Questions?doug.allen@capmetro.org

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