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  • Cnu Ne Summit Js

    1. 1. Transit!
    2. 2. What is at Stake? Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
    3. 3. Source: BAAQMD Transportation is 40-50% of our CO2 Problem
    4. 4. Which travel choices are “Green?” Thanks to Projjal Dutta, NYMTA
    5. 5. What we already know…
    6. 6. Transit Planning 101 (in under 18 minutes) <ul><li>Travel time </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Dignity </li></ul>What influences your decision?
    7. 7. Successful transit operation must offer its passengers dignity Making transit work
    8. 8. Most Transit in New England Spreads investment out, serving all areas equally
    9. 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. 10. Politics-Based Transit
    11. 11. Rule 1: Transit Follows Density <ul><li>As density increases, so does potential market </li></ul><ul><li>Density allows for increases in frequency </li></ul>
    12. 12. Rule 2: Ridership Follows Frequency <ul><li>Frequencies every 12 minutes or better start to attract “choice riders” </li></ul>
    13. 13. Rule 3: Ridership Follows Travel Time <ul><li>If it’s faster to take the bus or train, people will use it in droves </li></ul><ul><li>True for buses as well as rail </li></ul>
    14. 14. Moral If we want sustainable communities, we must invest in fast, efficient transit. This is geometry, not ideology.
    15. 15. Street Capacity and Geometry <ul><li>Cars on a street </li></ul>
    16. 16. Street Capacity and Geometry <ul><li>People in Cars </li></ul>
    17. 17. Street Capacity and Geometry <ul><li>People on a bus </li></ul>
    18. 18. Accommodating growth with transit
    19. 19. Accommodating growth with transit
    20. 20. Time for Pretty Pictures of Trains
    21. 21. Now the Streetcars
    22. 22. Tallaght, Germany
    23. 23. Lyon, France
    24. 24. S trasbourg, France
    25. 29. Ah, the “Affordable” BRT
    26. 31. Istanbul, Turkey
    27. 33. One important consideration: <ul><li>$ </li></ul>
    28. 35. 3 Points: <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Make it legible </li></ul><ul><li>Stop focusing on park & ride </li></ul>
    29. 36. Quito, Ecuador
    30. 37. L.A.’s Rapid Bus
    31. 40. Dignity
    32. 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
    33. 42. 2. Legibility (What good is a stop without info?)
    34. 43. Info
    35. 44. Nothing fancy
    36. 45. <ul><li>Transit oriented development (TOD) </li></ul>3. Stop thinking park & ride
    37. 47. Stop thinking park & ride
    38. 49. Stop thinking park & ride Ridership trends “Before” TOD and parking management Ridership trends “After” TOD and parking management
    39. 50. Reinventing Transit <ul><li>Is transit system expansion the answer? </li></ul><ul><li>FTA thinks so. They fund projected NEW riders… not making it better for existing riders </li></ul><ul><li>Why must transit agencies compete against each other for a shrinking pie? Do DOTs compete for road money? </li></ul><ul><li>Why shouldn’t transit compete against highway projects for solving air quality, mobility and CO2 problems? </li></ul>
    40. 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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