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    • 1. Transit!
    • 2. What is at Stake? Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
    • 3. Source: BAAQMD Transportation is 40-50% of our CO2 Problem
    • 4. Which travel choices are “Green?” Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
    • 5. What we already know…
    • 6. Transit Planning 101 (in under 18 minutes)
      • Travel time
      • Cost
      • Reliability
      • Dignity
      What influences your decision?
    • 7. Successful transit operation must offer its passengers dignity Making transit work
    • 8. Most Transit in New England Spreads investment out, serving all areas equally
    • 9. Coverage vs. Productivity Low Ridership - but really important for the people who use it “ Mobility for people who need it!” “ Get cars off the road!” High Ridership - but no service in many places
    • 10. Politics-Based Transit
    • 11. Rule 1: Transit Follows Density
      • As density increases, so does potential market
      • Density allows for increases in frequency
    • 12. Rule 2: Ridership Follows Frequency
      • Frequencies every 12 minutes or better start to attract “choice riders”
    • 13. Rule 3: Ridership Follows Travel Time
      • If it’s faster to take the bus or train, people will use it in droves
      • True for buses as well as rail
    • 14. Moral If we want sustainable communities, we must invest in fast, efficient transit. This is geometry, not ideology.
    • 15. Street Capacity and Geometry
      • Cars on a street
    • 16. Street Capacity and Geometry
      • People in Cars
    • 17. Street Capacity and Geometry
      • People on a bus
    • 18. Accommodating growth with transit
    • 19. Accommodating growth with transit
    • 20. Time for Pretty Pictures of Trains
    • 21. Now the Streetcars
    • 22. Tallaght, Germany
    • 23. Lyon, France
    • 24. S trasbourg, France
    • 25.  
    • 26.  
    • 27.  
    • 28.  
    • 29. Ah, the “Affordable” BRT
    • 30.  
    • 31. Istanbul, Turkey
    • 32.  
    • 33. One important consideration:
      • $
    • 34.  
    • 35. 3 Points:
      • Keep it simple
      • Make it legible
      • Stop focusing on park & ride
    • 36. Quito, Ecuador
    • 37. L.A.’s Rapid Bus
    • 38.  
    • 39.  
    • 40. Dignity
    • 41. Coverage vs. Productivity Low Ridership - but really important for the people who use it “ Mobility for people who need it!” “ Get cars off the road!” High Ridership - but no service in many places
    • 42. 2. Legibility (What good is a stop without info?)
    • 43. Info
    • 44. Nothing fancy
    • 45.
      • Transit oriented development (TOD)
      3. Stop thinking park & ride
    • 46.  
    • 47. Stop thinking park & ride
    • 48.  
    • 49. Stop thinking park & ride Ridership trends “Before” TOD and parking management Ridership trends “After” TOD and parking management
    • 50. Reinventing Transit
      • Is transit system expansion the answer?
      • FTA thinks so. They fund projected NEW riders… not making it better for existing riders
      • Why must transit agencies compete against each other for a shrinking pie? Do DOTs compete for road money?
      • Why shouldn’t transit compete against highway projects for solving air quality, mobility and CO2 problems?
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    • 53. Jason Schrieber, Principal NelsonNygaard Transportation Planning for Livable Communities [email_address] 617-521-9403 www.nelsonnygaard.com Boston Office: 10 High Street, Suite 903 Boston, MA 02110

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