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  • Transit!
  • What is at Stake? Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
  • Source: BAAQMD Transportation is 40-50% of our CO2 Problem
  • Which travel choices are “Green?” Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
  • What we already know…
  • Transit Planning 101 (in under 18 minutes)
    • Travel time
    • Cost
    • Reliability
    • Dignity
    What influences your decision?
  • Successful transit operation must offer its passengers dignity Making transit work
  • Most Transit in New England Spreads investment out, serving all areas equally
  • 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
  • Politics-Based Transit
  • Rule 1: Transit Follows Density
    • As density increases, so does potential market
    • Density allows for increases in frequency
  • Rule 2: Ridership Follows Frequency
    • Frequencies every 12 minutes or better start to attract “choice riders”
  • 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
  • Moral If we want sustainable communities, we must invest in fast, efficient transit. This is geometry, not ideology.
  • Street Capacity and Geometry
    • Cars on a street
  • Street Capacity and Geometry
    • People in Cars
  • Street Capacity and Geometry
    • People on a bus
  • Accommodating growth with transit
  • Accommodating growth with transit
  • Time for Pretty Pictures of Trains
  • Now the Streetcars
  • Tallaght, Germany
  • Lyon, France
  • S trasbourg, France
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  • Ah, the “Affordable” BRT
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  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • One important consideration:
    • $
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  • 3 Points:
    • Keep it simple
    • Make it legible
    • Stop focusing on park & ride
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • L.A.’s Rapid Bus
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  • Dignity
  • 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
  • 2. Legibility (What good is a stop without info?)
  • Info
  • Nothing fancy
    • Transit oriented development (TOD)
    3. Stop thinking park & ride
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  • Stop thinking park & ride
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  • Stop thinking park & ride Ridership trends “Before” TOD and parking management Ridership trends “After” TOD and parking management
  • 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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  • 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