The most heavily used transit route in Austin has had its peak frequency reduced from every 15 to every 30 minutes (and even after that change is still the most heavily used route in Austin). The previously 4th most heavily used route in Austin had its peak frequency reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes. The new frequent service network ignores these two critical transit routes and pretends that the incompatible ‘rapid’ routes that ruined them will suffice in their place.
(Even after their frequencies were cut, these routes still achieve ridership higher than most of those proposed for the ‘frequent service network’ – so the riders have not taken the hint!)
It’s time to demand change – demand the restoration of the service that ridership merits on these corridors. Demand that frequency of service be based on metrics rather than politics. Demand that Capital Metro admit the truth – that Rapid Bus is no acceptable substitute for local bus on these corridors.