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Do you ride Capital Metro?

Chart summary for "Do you ride Capital Metro?"
Yes 403 59.88%
No 270 40.12%

Capital Metro owns an existing railroad corridor called the Green Line that extends from downtown to Manor, Elgin and beyond which could be an alternative to I-35. Do you believe putting passenger rail on the Green Line would be a worthwhile investment for the community?

Chart summary for "Capital Metro owns an existing railroad corridor called the Green Line that extends from downtown to Manor, Elgin and beyond which could be an alternative to I-35. Do you believe putting passenger rail on the Green Line would be a worthwhile investment for the community? "
Yes 541 80.87%
No 47 7.03%
Not sure 81 12.11%

MetroRail, our existing rail service which carries commuters between work and home, currently operates on a limited schedule because we share the tracks with freight train service. Adding a second track would allow MetroRail to expand its hours of operation, run later into the evening and operate more frequently during the week. Do you believe this would be a worthwhile investment for the community?

Chart summary for "MetroRail, our existing rail service which carries commuters between work and home, currently operates on a limited schedule because we share the tracks with freight train service. Adding a second track would allow MetroRail to expand its hours of operation, run later into the evening and operate more frequently during the week. Do you believe this would be a worthwhile investment for the community? "
Yes 588 88.29%
No 24 3.6%
Not sure 54 8.11%

What zip code do you live in?

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Ethnicity

Chart summary for "Ethnicity"
Asian 28 4.23%
Black or African-American 35 5.29%
Hispanic or Latin American 102 15.41%
Native American 5 0.76%
White 388 58.61%
Prefer not to say 104 15.71%

Income level

Chart summary for "Income level"
Less than $25,000 23 3.49%
$25,000 to $34,999 35 5.31%
$35,000 to $49,999 69 10.47%
$50,000 to $74,999 139 21.09%
$75,000 to $99,999 113 17.15%
$100,000 to $149,999 124 18.82%
$150,000 or more 64 9.71%
Prefer not to say 92 13.96%

Education level

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Completed some high school 1 0.15%
High school graduate 18 2.74%
Completed some college 75 11.4%
Associate degree 52 7.9%
Bachelor's degree 258 39.21%
Completed some postgraduate 44 6.69%
Master's degree 131 19.91%
Ph.D., law or medical degree 42 6.38%
Other advanced degree beyond a Master's degree 7 1.06%
Prefer not to say 30 4.56%

Age

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18-24 years old 31 4.71%
25-34 years old 187 28.42%
35-44 years old 200 30.4%
45-54 years old 115 17.48%
55-64 years old 66 10.03%
65-74 years old 25 3.8%
75 years or older 7 1.06%
Prefer not to say 27 4.1%
13-17 years old 0 0%

Gender

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Male 334 50.61%
Female 283 42.88%
Other 3 0.45%
Prefer not to say 40 6.06%

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Please be as specific and concise as possible and limit your responses within the 3,000 character limit. Thank you for taking our survey on Project Connect!

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I want to live a zero energy / carbon positive lifestyle that is affordable on the black land prairie.

Until the potential ridership materializes in the 290 E. Corridor we should not invest in rail service to Elgin and Manor. We need to focus scarce resources on Guadalupe/Lamar LRT before any other rail projects. Parmer to Slaughter LRT via Congress and north Lamar is the only viable. IH35 solution.

More mass transit...fewer cars!

Having a reliable transportation and would reduce pollution. It would be also solved the problem people driving intocicaticate.

We need better transportation options now. Talk is cheap

There should be a Green Line station at the transit center proposed in the Colony Park Master Plan, not Loyola. According to both Connections2025 and the most recent ProjectConnect proposal, the area along Loyola will already be well-served by transit options. Meanwhile as a dense, walkable center with ample residents and employment nearby, the Colony Park transit hub would ensure high ridership on the Green Line. Further, in its original research of the Green Line corridor a decade ago (see "Austin-Manor-Elgin Corridor: A Preliminary Review"), CapMetro conceded that for the line to be successful its stations would need to be located adjacent to dense, transit-oriented development — undoubtedly what Colony Park is.

From the proposed Green Line that I've recently seen, I would hope there would be at least one additional station in the East Austin area to allow for more accessibility in an increasingly dense part of the city.

I fully support the recently unveiled Project Connect plan recently. More express routes (with dedicated lanes) and rail lines is definitely something I would vote for.

I absolutely support the expansion of the Red Line, particularly with the prospect of the MLS soccer stadium and Broadmoor stations being located directly along the line. The line should be a 7-day, all day service line (in the urban core) in order to serve those two major sites along with expanded development activity at Highland and Plaza Saltillo stations.

CapMetro should also be included as a stakeholder in the discussions for the redevelopment of the Austin Energy Ryan Drive property located directly adjacent to Crestview Station. That parcel needs to be designed in such a way that it maximizes the potential use of transit by as many riders as possible.

I also encourage CapMetro to add and expand hike/bike trails along the rail wherever possible.

I'd hugely support running the train to Elgin, but the existing route is nothing short of awful. 3+ hours go from one end of the line to the other precludes its use for commuting. It's also not 24/7, so it's not useful for those going downtown for shows, etc. As it stands, the line does NOT serve Austin's needs, and a substantial change is needed to make it do so.

Extending MetroRail services to late nights would be spectacular. Especially on weekends if it was open until 2-3am. I believe many more ppl would use it to get home from downtown as a cheaper alternative to Uber/Lyft.

Also, many ppl don’t actually pay for the MetroRail, yet still ride which causes less income. Maybe have a more efficient way to make sure people have paid before they get on.

It would be nice if the Downtown Red Line Station could connect with Republic Square for easy transfers.

The Red Line is a terrible wasteful money pit that only helps rich Cedar Park people who don’t even pay for the system. The green line would be even worse. It is insane to think that the poor people of Austin should subsidize the rich suburbanites even more than they already are.

The Red Line is a terrible wasteful money pit that only helps rich Cedar Park people who don’t even pay for the system. The green line would be even worse. It is insane to think that the poor people of Austin should subsidize the rich suburbanites even more than they already are.

The Green Line is a hard sale, because looking at the tiny ridership projections, this seems a bit of a pointless investment versus just using something like a bus.

Prices are high. Should have a cheaper price for longer contracts. A 31 day pass is about the same as single ride pass due to number of work days. I don't ride at other times. Seems illogical.

Increased service capacity is needed along corridors where most people live and work now to reduce congestion, not to areas which would not support high ridership in the near term.

I've voted against rail the last time it was on the ballot because of the ridiculous proposed route and the cost. I'm over the cost now, however, I will not vote for a route that won't reduce cars on the road! A line from UT to ACC is not the answer! Design and propose lines from the suburbs to the urban core and I will vote yes. Also, something needs to be done about the safety and cleanliness of the bus stops on Manor road. I will not put my families safety in jeopardy because of the criminals hanging out at the bus stops.

I believe rail is what we need. However, until the rails go to areas that are needed, they are easy to use, and accessible, people will not vote for the bonds. We need it, but because it is not yet widely used, people don't see the need to spend tax dollars. It will take time, to develop the lines in order to increase use and tax payers support. It is beneficial in the long run and we need it.

I've voted against rail the last time it was on the ballot because of the ridiculous proposed route and the cost. I'm over the cost now, however, I will not vote for a route that won't reduce cars on the road! A line from UT to ACC is not the answer! Design and propose lines from the suburbs to the urban core and I will vote yes. Also, something needs to be done about the safety and cleanliness of the bus stops on Manor road. I will not put my families safety in jeopardy because of the criminals hanging out at the bus stops, i.e. Coventry, Rogge. I often go downtown and the 20 bus is convenient, just unsafe!

The proposed green line would be a much needed improvement to the underserved and ever-growing east austin area. This route would provide tremendous relief to our congested roads and commuters in our area.

The green line would really help the connectivity issues on the east side.

Express service from Leander directly to downtown Austin is desirable.

The metro rail red line is really crowded and the few times I have taken it from MLK to Lakeline station, I have had to stand pressed up against the doors. As a person with a disability, I find this unsafe. I might take the train to/from work in Capitol Complex if not so crowded.

Sometimes I feel those of us that are "commuters" within the city are forgotten. For example. The Red Line is my main line from Crestview to Kramer since the bus options are not great.

As an avid rider of the red line, I sincerely appreciate updating the train schedule to reflect more accurate times. However, in the future, with the hopes of more trains and a second track, I believe the times need to reflect a typical work schedule. For example, I currently work until 6pm. A reasonable train time would be 6:15-6:20pm as a departure time to allow myself and other hourly employees to depart work and arrive at the station on time. This also applies for arrivals. Most work days start on the hour or half hour. It would be wonderful if the downtown arrival times reflected allowing a 10-20 minute walk/bike to work for commuters to arrive on time to work. I believe the increase in frequency, along with extended hours (a large group of potential commuters work in the service industry that works well past 7pm) would be majorly beneficial to the success of Austin's public transit system.

I would participate in mass transit if we finally had the rail service from Manor, this would change how people lived and worked in the community!

I would love a rail line from Manor to Austin. The bus is great and saves me time getting to the University but we still sit in traffic. I would also prefer more time options for getting to and from work. If I miss leaving by 7:50 am for the 8am bus, I have to drive. One more 9am bus time would be great (or options for light rail).
Thanks!

As an artist, I really enjoy going into Austin and photographing what's going on to use in my art. The only problem is I have stopped coming into town for this purpose due to traffic and parking issues. I'd love to be able to take light rail in before sunrise, use the bus lines to get to the area I'd like to photograph for the day or for a few hours, and then take the light rail back to Manor. Most times, I wouldn't want to have to stay the whole day so at least having one early morning train going into Austin, one coming back to Manor between 11 am - 1 pm, and another coming back to Manor between 5 pm and 8 pm would certainly work for me. Thank you!

I would also like to see a line that runs from manor to the area around the domain

Would love for this train to operate later hours going southbound. I am always running out of the office and speeding on my bike over to the last 5:59 train! (not that I want to work later, I just don't like the feeling of having limited options) My other option is to take the 803 to DT however, it takes so much longer because it does not have it's own lane.

Late night rail on weekends to downtown would be a valuable service in Manor, and would help lower drunk driving

more options for manor texas to UT Austin

We need some type of reliable public transportation between Manor and Austin now.

Getting in and out of Shadowglen off 290 is bad. The traffic is backed up all hours of the day even on weekends. Something needs to be done to help the congestion

I ride the 990 every weekday to/from work. Having an option to leave later than what the current final bus leaves downtown would be great.

I would love to see the rail come out to East Austin with the capability of bike storage. This would be a great alternative to me driving from E Austin to West 6th everyday.

We do not currently use Cap Metro because the schedule is inconvenient for our family. Adding a second line and more runs would greatly increase the chances of our using the line.

Let's do this!

Choo choo!!

Bike storage would be a good addition

We moved to Manor in 2004 and were told at that time that there would be light rail from Manor to Austin within a couple of years. It has now been 14 years and I would love to have this actually happen. Traffic had become very heavy in the Manor area and there aren't a lot of options for public transportation. The Manor Express is a great alternative, but it does not service the eastside of Austin and is not a practical option for me.

will we be taxed?

Increased commuter service from this area into Austin would be wonderful. The traffic becomes more congested every day! I would love to be able to skip driving into the city.

I would like to see a metro station in Cedar Park. The Cedar Park area is currently underserved in terms of public transport. Also, it would be great if the current single track rail line could be expanded to two rails where its still practical to do so.

Think it should allow more stops than just downtown Austin.

Think it should allow more stops than just downtown Austin.

Think it should allow more stops than just downtown Austin.

The limited, un-tolled options, for commuters in eastern Travis County is terrible. As a professional looking for commute options into Austin, I fully support anything that will take my car and other cars off our congested roadways. Bring me a train!

I would love to take Metro rail or bus to work, but I work in NE Austin. Going downtown first before traveling north is a no-go.

We need a more than #37 and #18 that goes directly to downtown Austin to come in the vicinity of my Decker Lake community. Also we need a park and ride in Mueller. And why aren’t there any sidewalks on WB MLK between Springdale and the golf course so that Capital Metro commuters can safely access the bus? Will there be rail and multiple bus systems (along 183/Ed Bluestein developed soon to service people to and from the airport?

Two things:

1) the limited schedule of the current Red Line is definitely its biggest detriment. To be a truly "Metro" rail, it needs to function on a "metro" schedule - fast & frequent. It needs to be a kind of decision as easy as "oh, I could take the bus" - it's that regular and frequent that it's pretty much always a viable option from getting from A to B. So if adding a Green Line gives Cap Metro the ability to provide more frequent service, this is definitely a huge win. I mean, it seemed like that was implied by one of your questions - so I hope that's a reality.

2) A Green line will be a *MASSIVE* boon for eastward growth, and for mass transit use in general. Manor is exploding, far- and north-east austin is flourishing and the green line route serves these areas REALLY well. The new development at the former Freescale site (Eightfold) is on the green line; the major transit corridor of 969 is on the green line (with a super spot for a park-and-ride at the intersection of the green line and 969 - there's land already owned by the city, and large lots sitting empty); The upcoming Colony Park development is on the green line. The Expo Center (and the amazing planned improvements there) are so close to the green line it's a no-brainer to use it to get to events. Manor and Elgin get rapid access to the new job centers proposed for Colony Park and Eightfold, as well as downtown, and all of downtowns culture and life are right at the doorstep of those residents as well. The positive impact the green line will have for north east/far east Austin, Manor and Elgin is difficult to overstate. If there is one project Cap Metro should really fast track it is this, because having the transit infrastructure in place as developments like Colony Park, Eightfold and the Expo Center come online will allow the new residents and workforce in the areas to begin their habits by using the green line. It will be integral to the value propositions of these developments, which are integral to the ultimate future of the whole of far east austin and will provide the nascent Manor area with a transit option that will encourage its growth along a large, mass-transit line. A win for residents, and a win for mass transit.

I'd love to see this line exist! It would add so much value to the existing area and the future eastward growth. An area that would make a great Metro Rail stop is 7400 FM 969 Austin, Texas 78724. It runs right next to the track on 969 east of 183. This property currently sits vacant and was up for imminent domain a couple years ago. With Imagine Austin identifying 969/MLK as a desired growth area and in 2010 the City of Austin recognizing 969 as a priority corridor, having a stop at this location would allow people to park and jump on the metro rail which would greatly reduce the number of cars commuting further into the City and alleviating traffic. In the mean time while we wait for the Green Line, 7400 FM 969 should be purchased through imminent domain and used as a Park and Ride for the bus system to get people in the habit of using mass transit and reduce the number of cars on the road ASAP. Please feel free to reach out any time to discuss the Green Line with our community!

Erin Knox
808.227.4477
President of the Agave Neighborhood Association
Core Team Member of the Colony Park Sustainable Initiative
Member of the Colony Park Sustainable Initiative Economic Dev. Team
Co-Chair of The Friends of Northeast Austin

Should run a bus until train is running

It will be nice to have these service.

Need more public transportation to Downtown/Central Austin from Manor and surrounding areas.

Thank you!

I've tried a few times to commute via transit, but found it to be too crowded and unreliable from a timing perspective. 25 minutes late when commuter buses are supposed to run every 30 minutes is unacceptable.

I would love to ride daily. However, usually my work day is longer than your rider hours. I would likely ride every Saturday, if late night options were available. Finally, the largest detraction was the amount of delays that I have experienced. I now only use the service when I know that I have a flexible workday (which is rare). Also, more tables to work at would be wonderful. I work on my laptop on every ride and am very irked at those who take a table seat and do not take use of the table.

Have to walk a mile to 37 bus. No sidewalks on 969 make it difficult to get to alternate bus route. This area needs green rail. More and more growth in this area. We need transportation options.

The Green Line stop should be north of Boggy Creek, west of 183 by southbound 183 and Thurgood Avenue. That location would be convenient for people getting dropped off from vehicles on 183 (could transfer from a future CapMetro route 183 bus stop?), people from the Thurgood neighborhood, people from the Harold Court and Hudson Street neighborhoods, staff and students from East Austin High School, East Austin College Prep Academy, the neighborhoods around the schools, businesses and residents around Smith and Bolm Roads, residents of Knollwood, people from other areas who are heading to the soon-to-be-built Bolm Road District and the new Red Bluff Parks, and people who will live in the soon-to-be-built Eightfold/Freescale and ThinkEAST mixed-use developments.

If the stop is at Delwau, it would be convenient for far fewer people. Basically it would be accessible to the not-yet-built Eightfold Development, the people in the houses on Delwau and Shelton (a sparsely occupied area), folks going out to the small racetrack at Driveway Austin, people going to volunteer at the Urban Roots Farm, people on the bike trail and the people who live in the Knollwood development.

Putting a stop at Delwau will increase the property values of the open land at the Foremost Landfill and other land around Delwau. As such, a stop at that location serves developers and land speculators much more than it serves the existing population of the area.

Also, a stop at Boggy Creek, adds the possibility for a Park-and-Ride parking lot, or a parking garage, to be built on the city land just north of the stop (or a bit further away on city property on Smith Road, south of the stop).

Basically, the planned Delwau stop would serve developers and land speculators while inconveniencing existing residents in the area around the stop, whereas a stop north of Boggy Creek, west of 183 would serve a large number of people who already live in Austin, while still providing service to potential future developments.

Please help commuters within Austin first and foremost. I don't care to see a rail leading out to Elgin....but I do want to see more public transportation within the Austin city limits. Also, please consider where most people live and work WITHIN Austin. (UT, Mueller area, Domain, downtown, and access to airport) The current system doesn't help any of these people (myself included).

I live in 78731. There are very few public transportation options. The few bus stops that are in the area are not close enough to walk to and do not have public parking options if I chose to drive.

Public transportation in Austin is a huge problem, glad you are working on it for us!!!

benefit would be to run a line to the airport.

I would absolutely ride the green line to avoid sitting in traffic. I believe that adding the green rail line will have a positive and significant impact in our fast-growing community!

I would love to have easier access to Metro Rail, currently use the red line whenever it makes sense!

This is so exciting for our community. I would love to visit the downtown area more, but i usually avoid it because of traffic.

I see this a great alternative to driving into downtown Austin. Would be interested learning more about the green line.

We're for adding light rail as long as no one has their land taken via eminent domain or any other such manner. This is out in the country and we'd like to keep it that way.

Improve the current situation with more trips per day, now.

Adding a second line would be beneficial because as Austin, Manor and all surrounding areas continue to grow at a fast rate that is adding more traffic to an already congested corridor. Plus it would also help as far as the environment because it would reduce pollution all around. As a former Chicago resident the Metro train was an excellent means of transportation to downtown Chicago from its surrounding suburbs. The city of Austin has the potential address a over congestion issue ahead of time as the city continues to grow.

Love the idea of a metro rail line coming out this Far East (and really an expanded metro line anywhere) because I know that myself, and other like minded individuals would use a line (if it were readily available and convienent to our living locations). Decreased traffic, increased safety, decreased stress, and better for the environment are all reasons I would love to have this line (specifically the green line). Thank you for asking for the community’s opinion.

Excellent idea we need subways or light rails in the city !!

Please keep us informed as you all make decisions about this project.

This city needs A LOT more public transit. Other cities like Dallas and Houston have very usable public transit, the lack and continuing loss of available parking downtown is causing so much traffic that soon it will be impossible to work downtown. We MUST build rail services to become a true city. I mean we are the Capitol of the largest state in the continental US. Why are we the last to build a usable transit system? Why did we waste millions on the waller creek water thing that didn't work? Why did the city build a ONE LANE toll road on mopac that took like 6 years to make??? We need to also consider hiring new people for the transit systems, because these choices are poor ones.

I live near where 183 and the Colorado river intersect (on the east side of 183) and work downtown. If I had public transportation that went between those places and I didn’t have to cross 183 to access it, I would totally use it.

A stop near the Knollwood on The Colorado neighborhood would be highly utilized.

Please add a stop on Delwau Ln fir the Green Line.

Connect far east Austin! Build the Green Line!

The green line would be a huge time saving alternative for residents of Knollwood on the Colorado, and other neighborhoods along the route. The entire neighborhood is extremely excited about the idea.

Would love a Chicago style train system with fingers extending into the surrounding parts of town with a loop around central Austin with crisscrossing lines as well.

This area badly needs public transport. We’re sort of cut off bc of 183.

PLEASE proceed with this!!!! We have ZERO public transport options in our area and this would help to relieve this pressure (especially knowing the increase in traffic to our area that the new 183 project will bring - I believe more people will commute this way if there is the option to!)

I am very interested in taking the Green Line to work and home daily. I hope to take the Delwau stop into downtown once it is available.

East Austin is growing and more willing to take public transportation I feel.

This would be a slam dunk opportunity. Austin is growing East and this will allow for further development while giving access to downtown.

I believe the green line would increase mobility for all Austinites and would have a positive impact on traffic and drunk driving (if the service ran late). Rail service would also help people who work near downtown continue to keep their jobs as they are priced out of downtown housing and parking availability and cost become prohibitive.

I would ride the Green Line every weekend (I work in San Antonio during the week) if/when it is built. There is a proposed stop right outside my neighborhood, every neighbor I have talked to is looking forward to the possibility. I feel the Green Line would be most beneficial to the city as most of Austin’s growth over the next 20 years will be East of downtown.

Please prioritize the green line.

I would love a way to get from East Austin to Downtown via the proposed Delawu stop, and if it ran late at night I would use it frequently.

You need to consider the north/south growth pattern and I-35 traffic as one of the biggest challenges. Yet that isolation of traffic also sets up great for rail. But PLEASE consider Georgetown as part of the Austin metro area. Williamson county is one of the fastest growing and this population wants to take advantage of everything Austin has to offer without having to drive a car. Just for me to get to the rail takes 30 minutes. I am a recent transplant from Chicago, where rail works wonderfully. But it goes FAR west, north and northwest that has helped accommodate the growth.

Please be congnizant of life time cost and if the project can pay for itself with out help of subsidies. That said, there could be intrinsic values good for community. But I bet most people saying we NEED this just want the option available. As opposed to being regular riders.

Also, be sure to consider impact of automated cars in the future. Making the obsolete.

As a resident of a large, new neighborhood, Knollwood on the Colorado (located just north of 183 and Bolm Road), a green line would be extremely beneficial to our entire neighborhood. As a household working in the downtown area, as well as UT Austin, we would take advantage of a rail line at every given opportunity.

it's a fantastic idea! massive growth potential for the region, too.

Specific comments to my transit experience: I ride the train every day. Many people in my office would like to, but cannot due to two primary reasons; firstly that the trains run infrequently, and so they do not align with schedules and needs to be at home/work at specific times, secondly because the trains stop running before 7 pm, and people are often still at work at this time. I am hopeful about the changes coming to the red line with the second track installation, and hope these considerations are taken into account when establishing the green line. I also hope that weeknight hours can be extended to accommodate people's later work schedules, many of us are not done by 6:30.

We need more mass transit. Everyone should use mass transit. Please make it smart mass transit.

As a side note, why do the ride share Cap Metro vehicles outside the city limits speed? They are always passing me, and I am not a slow poke.

Spend the money to expand and fix the current roads

There is no decent way to travel from East Austin to west with out going through stop lights at every block. Austin is so crowded that the most projected growth will be the expanding east side

I think the green line would make a really big difference for people in East Austin.

The opportunity for a commuter rail line in far East Austin is exciting but when considering potential stops, please factor in space for park and rides garages/lots as far East Austin neighborhoods are less dense areas and so more people would need to drive to a station and leave their car. Depending on station locations, walking to a station might not be practical or feasible due to distance from station, lack of sidewalks, lack of safe crossing areas, etc.

Commuter lines to bedroom communities are important but should be a low priority compared to increasing transit and reducing traffic within the city itself. Building these lines favors higher-income suburban dwellers, and supports sprawl. Those who have made the choice to live central and reduce their driving overall, and pay a bigger proportion of taxes toward CapMetro's budget, need better and more convenient transit choices, right away. Our needs should be a higher priority.

I love the red line. But have been disappointed with the bike storage options. I mainly use it to ride a long distance then bike the rest of the way. Sometimes if it is packed, bikes are a no go.

The proposed Green line would be a great help to our neighborhood (Knollwood on the Colorado). We need some kind of transit service in this neighborhood!

I wish the Manor 990 commuter had more departures and arrivals throughout the day and weekend

Green line should run on as much current red line track as possible so we save money on laying track and construction. Red line should be straightened out once it hits 35 and not go to east austin before turning north. Txdot is redesigning 35 thru downgown and red line should have right of way on there instead of building the gold line.

Green line should only be built if Manor/Elgin are paying for it. If built it should run on current red line track through east austin (move red line out of east austin since it is a north-northwest route-- red line from highland station must be part of I 35 redesign). New green line should go from downtown station to plaza saltillo, MLK and then follow where new purple line is designed and then go further east. Green line on project connect map through east austin should be Metrorapid

Where can we go online to get an overall update about transportation and development in our neighborhood? We live near Decker Lane and have needed better transportation options for more than 10 years. Developers are cutting down trees all around us, yet we don't know how to find out what is being built or how to have a say in it.

Thanks.

Would like to see new stations on the red line. At the MLS stadium if that goes through. Also at 53rd St/North Loop.

PAR

I don't understand why the green line needs to be a commuter line out to Manor and beyond. Can't we focus on adding station density in the urban core? Stations near Pedernales, Pleasant Valley and Springdale would give thousands of people a better option for getting to/from downtown and east Austin. The track and ROW is already there and CapMetro appears to own enough land near those locations to build the stations. Holly and Govalle need this to fight congestion as the area continues to grow rapidly.

PAR

The Red Line needs more density near downtown. Plaza Saltillo is useless to people who live around it because it stops at the edge of downtown. I can see the Red Line from my house, but the nearest station is 0.8 miles away, so it takes longer then walking usually. I'm begging you to add a station on the land you own where the red line meets the green line at E.6th. It would give the thousands of new Holly residents in all those condos being built on 6th a faster way into downtown that doesn't add congestion to I-35 crossings. Please!!!

Let's put high capacity BRT with raised platforms and dedicated lanes throughout the city! Pro-bus all the way. Look to Mexico City for how to really do it right and reasons why we shouldn't invest in rail.

I believe that Domain and Mueller levels of development would be necessary for the green line to be considered a sound investment. There would need to be a lot of cooperation with developers for this to happen, but I believe that it is possible for this line to succeed.

The Green Line currently goes to low density areas and would cost disproportionately more than ridership would justify. Express buses and an expanded network of regular buses are needed in this area.

The Green Line looks like it could be a great help to people forced into rural Travis County by higher housing prices, but it might not help if the service isn't frequent or doesn't provide connectors in the rural areas.

Please make bus stops safer!

Do more than using existing lines. Houston fought this for years and it delayed progress for over 30 years!

Do more than using existing lines. Houston fought this for years and it delayed progress for over 30 years!

Weekend and extended hours for Leander station. Would like to enjoy the city and not worry about driving or traffic.

Stop changing the train services times without true input from commuters. It disrupts work/life schedules & is a disservice to your clients.

When Austin gets an mls team, having a stop at the stadium or next to the stadium would be a big people mover to and from the game. It would create a great game day. I would use this to get to and from the games.

This would be great to decrease traffic congestion in Manor!

Anonymous

Commuter rail in our area is generally a poor investment for our relatively scare transit funds. It's relatively cheap to build but very expensive to operate relative to express buses or light rail. If there is strong demand for transit service to Manor and Elgin, it is likely that Express Buses would be a more effective and efficient option.

More &more frequent rail & BRT, and more bicycle accommodations! Get those trains running late during the week, too...some folks like to party on weeknights!

If there's a soccer stadium at McKalla Place, I want a rail station to get me there and then closer to the Domain.

Stop changing your schedules without some "REAL" input from your riders. It's disrupting work and life for commuters.

I enjoy the MetroRail service and I'd love to see it expanded. I work downtown and MetroRail has been a life (and gas) saver. I'd use it more if the expansion and later hours both were put into place.

I don’t think sinking more money into the current light rail route makes much sense. I think expanding it so it goes to places folks actually want to go (bars downtown, shopping areas, the airport, etc) makes more sense.

If we could somehow get the Green line to connect to Buda, San Marcos, New Braunfels. Wowzers!!

MC

Expanding the train system is great. Also, better access to data via the app is important.

High Capacity Means a lot of People can ride correct? What about the Speed? Are we trading sitting in Traffic for sitting on a slow moving train with 100 stops between manor and Austin?

get the green line done. Also need to utilize Mocan line *(north / south) on east side of Austin.

Having multiple routes is great, but only if you can easily transfer between them in a timely fashion. No more than 5-10 minutes. Very few rides only require 1 route.

The existing Red Line needs better connector/feeder routes. E.g. service from the corner of Parmer/Metric to either Kramer Station or Howard Station.

I would like to use CapMetro more, but every time I check it becomes more difficult to use CapMetro to go to the office, not less. The notion of walking 15-20 minutes in Austin summer heat, carrying a computer, for an office job is not remotely feasible, but that is the 'solution' your Facebook representative gave when I demonstrated that eliminating route 240 would make my trip to the IBM campus take an extra 30 minutes.

Please run a MetroRapid line to Leander through Cedar Park. And please run the express buses on weekends.

I believe all the express bus routes and train routes that go into the city core would be much, much, MUCH more valuable to the community if the free hop-on/hop-off Dillo bus lines returned to the city core.

The train is a godsend to me, but it shouldn't be a privilege to ride it. We need more, and as quickly as possible, to make them available to everyone. Make the Red Line turn south at Red River and go along the West side of campus; then the Green line can catch the old Red Line Route near Mueller so we have two tremendously functional lines. It's a start. Put it on the ballot, I'll vote for it no matter the cost. Trains. Change. Lives.

This line should go out to east Austin’s and to LASA. It should be accessible from all express bus routes and park and rides

I live along the red line and really wish it were accessible go people who live in town for daily transit to from grocery stores and other areas of interest. There are several stores along its route and other important thoroughfares it intersects, such as 7th near HEB, 38th, Airport/I-35 near HEB and 51st St to name a few. Being able to access these by rail would make a world of difference to my transit options!

Make policy to promote HOV use: vanpool subsidy, HOV lanes, gasoline tax,
Make commuting safer: Enforce speed limits, use speed monitor device for frequent offenders and accident at-fault drivers.

How about bettering the existing transits routes and adding more routes instead. Also making vanpooling more accessible to all who commute to, and from work, every day. Make the prices match the cost of living and encourage employers, big organizations also, like State, County, to offer stipends to their staff and flexible hours in order to facilitate their staff’s participating in such vanpooling. Also have bus systems available closer to subdivisions, where people who cannot drive to car pool stops, could get there via bus and grab their bus to downtown Austin, per example. And ask, ask, ask, what folks who need to use vanpooling and public transportation in rural areas/surrounding towns, what their real needs are, when it comes to using such transportations to commute to and from work. Don’t ask people who never took a bus in their life nor will ever do, ask people who do!

Thanks for the good work.

The cost of the van is becoming a limiting factor. Every year the price of the van increases and we are at a point on our van that it's cheaper to take our own vehicle. If there was a way to cap the van costs, or even lower, it would get more riders.

I do not own a car. I commute using the 7 route daily. Investment in rail has no benefits for those of us who are inner city and use the bus. I think buses, being MUCH cheaper than rail, are the better investment. Bus routes are more flexible and can deal with problems as they arise. The train has had to be cancelled and buses have had to fill in. Yes, trains are sexier but it is too late now and the expense is outrageous compared to the bus. Witness the outrage when you tried to cancel the express routes. More buses, forget rail (I might make an exception for rail to the airport from downtown.)