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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.)

People who live in Georgetown, Florence, and Jarrell also need a transit system. I-35 is always very congested with 18-wheelers, heavy trucks, etc. It would be great to extend TX 130 North to get that traffic off of I-35.

I do believe that dedicated bus lanes and rail corridors make public transportation more effective. When transit becomes more time efficient than personal vehicles, people will flock to it naturally whereas it is a far less attractive alternative when transit commute times are much longer than driving commute times.

I live in the detached part of 78750 (McNeil and RM 2222 near River Place) and we just lost the one bus we had (limited service to 3M complex next to where I live) and now I have no Capital Metro service within 4 miles of my home and I am in the City of Austin. I saw very little effort to help expand service to this fast growing area - many new homes were built nearby and they could have used the couple of bus stops on 4 points drive but now they do not have any bus service at all either. It would be nice to see if an express bus to downtown with more stops than just 3M and/or one to the Lakeline area Red Line station would get some support in a future effort, maybe even with a trial partnership with a rideshare or other PPP effort for these areas may help boost ridership on the line.

Efficient transportation options that move people east and west are limited. An express shuttle, bus or train that runs with high frequency between Mopac and I-35 (e.g. head west on Cesar Chavez from convention center and turn around on Lake Austin, either by Exposition or go all the way to Hula Hut) would be helpful.

Will you provide a North - South subway to replace the 1 and 801?

My daughter and family have been using the # 5 bus for years. Her house is right on the route so she can get to work, as she cannot drive (brain-tumor survivor). She is a teacher.

My wife and I use this bus to get downtown and not have to drive.

Why would they move this bus route that is usually filled to at least 50%? What will my daughter do to get to work just N of UT at Speedway? She can barely cross easy intersections, much less major ones...HELP! Do we need to testify? I am ready.

I hope this green line does get put in, and the sooner the better. The more USEFUL rail lines there are, the more people will actually come to depend on them and use them.. but the most important factor is that it must go to the places people want/need to go during their normal day.

Public transit needs to check at least 2 boxes: (1) Cheaper, (2) More convenient than driving, (3) Faster than driving. Your redline only meets one criteria right now, it's cheaper. I suppose during rush hour it might be faster but the redline generally is a very slow train commute, it's faster to drive during non rush hours. If you expect to boost ridership during off peak hours, you're going to have to have a line that goes faster or is well connected to high density housing, employers or entertainment destinations. Otherwise driving is always going to be viewed as the better option.

Please expand the metro & metro rail as soon as possible!!!

More service times, later runs, and all-weekend service would be wonderful. However, if you don’t solve the lack-of-parking issue at the Kramer Station, my use of MetroRail will be doomed. Brockton Dr street parking is no longer adequate if there is any event happening downtown for which locals want to participate. More often than not, I end up arriving to catch the train, seeing no street parking spaces on Brockton Dr, and continuing in my car to go downtown instead. That just sucks.

I do not commute on MetroRail because I am retired. However, I bought my home in 2014 in part because it is adjacent to the Howard Road station and I had hoped to be able to use the rail service to go downtown to arts and cultural events in the evening. Unfortunately, that has never been easily available because of the current routes and times of service. I would support anything that would make MetroRail more usable for me.

The benefits and costs of these commuter projects should be weighed against the benefits and costs to the urban HCT projects and also against improvements to the fixed route bus service. That is important for determining where to spend the money. Other factors such as equity should also be considered.

Canceling the 464 route (or any connecting route from the MetroRail to the federal complexes downtown) is a terrible idea. The closest stop now is blocks away from many of the buildings. I will no longer be riding the train for this reason.

I wish the metro rail went to more places. I would love if it went further south so i could take the metro rail to work.

sdb

Adding light rail (on 3 primary routes) should be top Project Connect priority. That said, optimizing existing Red Line to carry many more people, and during more times of day/night and days of week (weekend service!) would be a great benefit, especially to downtown, the Domain (and perhaps an MLS stadium?). Adding the Green Line is a much lower regional priority, given the low potential ridership. I'm all for adding the Green Line as a way to encourage more urban development nodes in NE Austin and to support affordability of transportation to areas with affordable housing...but Travis County and the City of Manor need to chip in money to make such a rail line make sense.

There needs to be a station on the red line between Highland and MLK, preferably near Hancock Center or the Fiesta Mart

Yes I'll like to see a second railroad track and also a metrorail track for the countryside of manor tx and also a shuttle service for Weaverville tx and parts of the country side of manor tx where the metrorail cannot access

I'll like to see a light rail service for the countryside of manor tx and a shuttle service for Weaverville tx and a second railroad track will be useful for freight trains and also capital metro rail will have more metrorail cars in service instead of running one at a time

My wife and I lived in D.C. for a number of years and saw how valuable at metro / light rail system is to the community. It not only alleviates traffic, but it also provides low cost, easy to use way for the community to get around and explore without having to deal with traffic and parking. I'm a big advocate for the systems expansion! When we had metro access in D.C. my wife and I literally lived without having to have a car.

AL

It would seem that getting the rail (and express buses) where possible to additional heavily populated areas (SW Austin) would be most beneficial. Perhaps there have been surveys conducted in the Manor/Elgin area but I'm skeptical about the ridership from there. Is that area of the metro area feeding the traffic issues more than the population coming in from 290W/71W/Mopac?

We need rail on the North Lamar/ Guadalupe corridor. Also, add a bus/train station at Parmer and Mopac. The Red Line can stop there, the #803 could use it as the north endpoint, and the #50 to Round Rock as well. COA should buy the land that was 'Weirdos' (nothing has ever stayed in business at this location anyway) and build the station. Use the area under the Parmer bridge for parking.

We need rail on the North Lamar/ Guadalupe corridor. Also, add a bus/train station at Parmer and Mopac. The Red Line can stop there, the #803 could use it as the north endpoint, and the #50 to Round Rock as well. COA should buy the land that was 'Weirdos' (nothing has ever stayed in business at this location anyway) and build the station. Use the area under the Parmer bridge for parking.

The Green line option is very important due to the great expansion happening in the east Austin, Manor, Bastrop and Elgin areas.

Meftrorail is great but if there were a way to have trains run more frequently I think more people would ride it.

convenient safe parking needs to be available at train stops. I'm handicapped, and cannot walk or bike to catch a bus or train

Our family would like to commute to work via rail from Elgin. We would also like to use the Green rail to visit family and shop. We do not mind connecting to other lines or modes of transportation once within Austin at a strategically placed hub. However, given the current bus route schedule and duration, we find it more of a hassle to use the public transportation, especially with children.

connecting ACC campuses would be helpful. San Gabriel to East View for example.

The MetroRail, although I avidly support the concept of mass transit, does NOT improve traffic congestion in Austin--it makes it much worse! The very few riders make all the traffic back up on North Lamar for miles where the track crosses. We wait with all our engines idling for 10-15 minutes, hundreds of polluting cars, for an empty Metro Rail car to finally cross the road. This is NOT good planning. Elevate the track or do some calculations on the pollution, because transporting a few people does NOT offset the delays and car pollution that result from this crossing.

Once the public transportation issue is dealt with the traffic should reduce a bit. More and more people are living outside of the immediate Austin area. Leander, Cedar Park, and their surrounding areas are booming. As gas prices fluctuate and house prices increase we need better public transportation for the farther reaching areas from Austin. The train doesn't run as often from Leander and that needs to be fixed. The public transportation in Austin is seriously lacking compared to other cities our size. The city could earn so much more money if you ran the train earlier and later on the weekends. There are a ton of families in Leander that would like to just hop on the train to Austin, but they don't want to drive to the Lakeline station and wait until noon to start their day. Also there are a ton of people in there 20s that have no night life in Leander we crave the Austin night life, but with the last train leaving a few minutes after midnight you are alienating a huge population of party and festival goers that want the ease of train that leaves at like 1am or 2am (like in Boston) and be able to have a train that goes as far north as Leander.

The train goes to Leander because Fred Gilliam had a friend. CapMetro has a lot of work to do to earn the trust of the riders in Manor and Elgin since only one (1) bus line goes east (990) while 3 buses (982, 983, 987) and a train (Red Line) go to Leander.

My family would gladly move to Manor if rail was an option, and I believe many others would as well.

Extend the red line further south to the airport and added 2 east/west lines to make the rail a realistic mode for transportation to more than just places close to the red line

Please prioritize the Green Line!!! I would use it all the time!

I would like to take the bus from Balcones Woods to ACC Cypress Creek. If I miss the 241, I have to wait an entire hour for the next bus. I probably will drive for fear of missing class. The only other option is to leave 1 hour earlier, which is not preferable.

We also have a high concentration of population here in the 78754 District 1 area with tons of apartments and suburbs that have no access to bus stops or rail. Is there anyway to start running these buses through suburbs or at least close to them so we can avoid having to take a car into town?

I rode metrorail in the past. I stopped for a few reasons, one of which was the standing room only at the Highland stop going back to Leander (Northbound). Trains not frequent enough, don't run on weekends or into the evening.

Y'all are doing amazing things! Please keep up the work to get people onto public transit and out of cars! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Reading that CapMetro owns rail tracks leading out to Manor and Elgin made me want to weep for joy. Please please make this a new rail line. The Green Line sounds like an awesome idea, especially with all the master plans going on east of Austin. We are considering Whisper Valley, but the commute will be much worse for me, as I will no longer be able to take the light rail in to work like I do now. Buses only contribute to the congestion. The Metro Rail doesn't. And given all the planned housing and retail for the Manor area, it will be in desparate need of transportation into the city. I read there's talk of a bus hub, which would be better than what's there now, but a metro stop with parking would be a dream come true. Put the rail in! Please please, metro rail. I will gladly put up with construction if it's for new metro lines and more stops.

Bike lane connections on Braker Lane are horrendous. It's really dangerous to get anywhere useful from Kramer station by bicycle; I'd love to take the train north for my commute but can't (have to go downtown, catch the 982/3--much slower, but easier to get to Jollyville). Obviously this is not a Capital Metro-specific issue, but still. Also, stations at Cherrywood and Hyde Park and an extension to Seaholm Amtrak! The NIMBYs can bite me.

return 300 bus to original route.
24 hr service for high frequency routes.
Less transfers.

Additional central/urban infill stations are needed on the Red Line. Specifically, the Wooten neighborhood needs to be better served. Currently, the closest station to Wooten is the Crestview station. Owing to the disconnected street grid (and the lack of the Red Line Trail) for some residents of Wooten it's a significant walk to Crestview. There are literally houses in Wooten that have the train running through their backyard, but the Crestview station is a 3 mile walk away.
An additional Wooten station would add more riders and attract more commuters away from single occupancy vehicles. For instance, a station located just south of 183 could revitalize that commercial/industrial area.

(I mentioned it above, but filling in the Red Line Trail through Wooten and Crestview, and north across 183, also should be done).

Need rail to Airport

More stops and lines on the east side to downtown/Capitol/state office buildings would be very appreciated

What is an other gender?

Can you stop having NB 987 buses from waiting 6-9 minutes every afternoon at 38th and Lamar? This has been going on for over two years. Can’t you tighten the schedule?

Please add parking options at all the existing rail stations, like Crestview. Also, I am most unhappy about the fact that the #5 bus no longer has a stop at UT. Please reroute.

mc

I love taking the red line, but it needs to run much more frequently.

I would like to see the train run later leaving downtown during the week in case I need to work late.

Having an alternative to being on the road would really help. Particularly something that can get me home faster than being in a car or on a bus.

Would like to see nighttime metrorail service and a move of Kramer station to the domain!

This is a very poor survey if intended to get genuine rather than prescribe input.

I take the metro rail almost everyday and it is incredibly frustrating that with the new schedule the train is never on time with the new schedule. It is consistently leaving 1-3 minutes early which actually makes a big difference. But sometimes, it also runs late (less frequently). It makes it unpredictable.

Please continue the good work you're doing of making hard choices to implement the best possible transit options for this region.

I currently don't ride the train because the schedule is inconvenient for me. I need the trains to run more often, and I need Lakeline to not be the end of the line during the daytime hours so that I can return home during the day if needed. The drop off near my office is somewhat inconvenient. It is a medium walk, but it's also not the best area to be walking in, especially when it's still dark. I don't find that the bus that goes by my office connects well with the train schedule.

The rail service to downtown has been a lifesaver for me. It's much easier than fighting traffic and being stuck in the car for an hour going home. Later expanded service options would absolutely be used and appreciated in my household.

It appears any money spend by/on Capital Metro is just a waste. Rather than expand it, you should be looking to eliminate it.

Hutto would love an express bus and a park n ride

Few things:
- I take the 982 and 981 - Really would be nice if 981 had an additional later trip SB til 8:30 AM. The NB times seems OK the way they are since I don't see too much crowding in the bus unlike what I heard Cedar Park has. Though after summer would be nice to have one that leaves downtown after 6:30 PM though not a deal breaker.
- The Ceasar Chavez/West stop in the after has bad glare so its hard to see which bus to hail especially when there are 3 of them of the same red color coming. I don't think the bus drivers like to stop if no one is boarding since it takes time to get back on track. Would be nice to have a feature on app where you can hail a specific route on a specific bus stop that the driver can use real time so the driver knows to stop. The buses can be 5 - 10 minutes late even with the GPS saying 1 minute (GPS delay?) so this would be awesome - if not possible, being able to see which block the bus is in real time will be better - just like Uber.
- My 16 yr old daughter just started taking the bus because of her summer job. Not really having a lot of experience with local buses, she saw something inappropriate when I man on a bike boarded #3 bus going NB a few weekend ago, the man's pants were torn and his W#@#&! was hanging out >_< Kid was to scared to tell the driver, the man was harmless enough and appear to be helpful to the handicapped person in the bus, but the sight was disturbing for minors.
-Really really appreciate the free service for minors this summer. Definitely agree that it is an essential life skill to get the young ones trained on early, in addition to it being a future investment for CapMetro. I have always had awesome express bus experience and it is a necessary tool for me to get to work given my visual impairment. My daughter works weekend so would be nice if there were 1 or 2 or a few express bus trips to downtown that starts from Cedar Park but stops at pavilion too that takes the toll during weekend. This may make it good for people visiting/working downtown during weekends who don't want to take bus .

Driver unfriendliness and absence of rider etiquette make CapMetro an extremely uncomfortable ride at times. The greater community won’t tolerate what I see everyday.

Keep improving the commuter rail service with more frequent hours and weekend times.

Please add the 2nd MetroRail track for added commuter rail frequency and full weekend options.

Providing later hours on week nights would allow more people to use the train as a commuter line.

Please add a rail stop somewhere along Airport Blvd, south of the Highland stop

Rail is the most important infrastructure need to support Austin’s growth

I have been riding the Metro Rail for more than 2 years. One thing I have found is it is generally confusing for new riders to ride the train. Even for experienced Riders the schedules change, train operators are not very informative on letting you know when the train is leaving. In Leander there are often two trains waiting to leave and it's hard to know which one is leaving next. I have to ask often, to make sure i dont sit on the wrong train which visibly upsets the operators. During construction last week I tried to start taking the Express Bus 985. I found that schedule also confusing as both the North and South stops had extra stops not scheduled on the map downtown. Please focus on accurate stops and ease of use.

Please pursue the green line! The Knollwood on the Colorado neighborhood in East Austin (on the eastern side of 183, near bolm rd) currently has no access to any public transit opportunities. There are approx. 300 homes here, as well as adjacent to ~70 acres of city owned land that will eventually be developed into one of the largest parks in the city. Please assist! Thank you!

Austin needs more public transportation options. The city is way behind in getting rail options available compared to other cities I have lived in, in other areas of the country.

Green line would be really useful, and I know so many people who would want to use it on a daily basis

This would allow me to commute downtown without a car, saving time, gas and money.

I've filled out a few of the surveys this evening. You might want to ask someone if they are a driver who would want to use transit. also, as someone with a disability who can't drive, it might be to your benefit to one, find out who is replying that does have a disability and to ask too, is that disability status a reason you usepublic transit or are only limited to public transit because the disability will not let you drive.

train service from Georgetown carts station

Increasing capacity of the Red Line will result in a lot of good PR for CM.
Two tracks and double the cars for each train is a worthy goal.

Our community, Knollwood on the Colorado, of approx. 300 houses would be very close to this line and would appreciate access to public transportation.

suggest parking areas and commercial retail around rail hubs and synchronized bus and rail schedules ... but you probably already thought of that

183 -130 east austin is prime to bloom with delevopment. Please make the Green Line to assist with the growth!!

Your new bus route system is worse than ever before. Please change it back so that I have a way around town.

Please consider adding MetroRail service to the airport before adding any more lines. The airport is way, way overdue for a transportation upgrade. Nobody wants to park their car at the airport, but there are few options for those who live in the suburbs. And yes, there are lots of us. We pay a small fortune in taxes, but often get passed over for transportation upgrades.

If we had unlimited funds, then this would be a worthwhile project. Unfortunately, in a time of limited budgets, this would be a tremendous resource hog with little attendant benefits.

In addition to the long-term project of double-tracking the Red Line, CapMetro needs to prioritize (in the very near term) platform extensions and buying more rail cars so 2-car trainsets can run on the Red Line. With the Broadmoor development (and associated parking for park and ride), Domain growth, MLS soccer stadium at McKalla Place Station (fingers crossed--really want this to happen), ACC Highland (with relocated Red Line station), growth around Plaza Saltillo, tons of downtown office construction, etc., etc. there is HUGE potential for ridership increase on the Red Line...but only if the capacity is there to get folks on the trains. We need longer and more frequent trains during rush hour, soccer games, and festivals.

I would love to use the metro to go from home to work & back. It would help our community tremendously since we are still a one light town, in downtown Manor. The traffic is horrible all year long.

There needs to be convenient public transportation that runs from Manor into Austin and the surrounding areas.

the public transportation from Manor to Austin is very limited. With the population growing in this area and still employed in Austin, we need alternatives for transportation. especially with the limited road that we have in East Travis County. It would improve the congestion and be very beneficial to the community and Travis County.

Placing a rail system to manor and Elgin will free up congestion already on 290. The traffic issue is becoming a huge problem between the two towns and this will help lighten it.

Manor desperately needs a train into down town Austin and back

Please, Please Please!! I would use this train often- especially for heading into town with my kids, we could just jump on the train and use other public transport while in town.

A commuter rail would be a great addition to the Austin metropolitan area.

I love Capital Metro! There are many of us in the Manor/Elgin area who need a ride to Austin for work and play. If you already own the rail lines, please get us moving on them. Thanks!!

Any fast express way to get from Northwest Austin (Leander) to Southeast Austin (Airport or H-71) is well worth the expense.
Also, incentives to provide additional discounts with State/City agencies for Vanpooling is recommended to improve the ride-share project.

A rail line from downtown to the airport, High speed rail from San Antonio to Dallas.

Not enough stops. In Round Rock you should have a 620 straight shot. It should run from the Serving Center in Round Rock to Anderson Lane. That would provide people with Transportation needs. Stop would included 1) Round Rock Serving Center 2) Downtown Round Rock to 3) The Market at 1-35 4) Chisolm Trail Crossing to 5) Round Rock High School to 6) Vista 620 7) Round Rock Hospital to 8) HEB to 9) Great Oaks Dr to 10) Corner Wood Dr to 11) Parmer to 12) Lake Creek Pkwy to 13) Highland Mall to 14) Ridgeline to 15) Great Valley Drive to 16)Anderson Mill Road. This would allow Austin and Round Rock to connect with access for folks to have market/shopping availability for those who do not have transportation with out walking dangerously along 620 for services.

Buying tickets is awkward for senior citizens in particular. Smartphone app is not very user-friendly. Try to imitate what Chicago has done,... it is easy to use and it is fast.

As people are learning about the commuting lines, more and more are using it and they are becoming crowding especially during peak business hours. Between 6-9 in the mornings and 4-6 in the evening, Train and buses from Leander to Downtown are heavily used. Offering it from Manor/Elgin I feel would also be heavily used.

My area has a high population of working class people who already use the metro bus system to and from Manor park and ride. I believe that if we had a rail line instead, it would quickly become full capacity. The Manor park and ride is already built at the tracks. Elgin would also use it in order to avoid traffic on 290. We are in Austin's desired development zone and have about 5000 homes coming in in the next 10 years. This added bit of infrastructure would prevent our intersections from becoming so congested. In fact, we will probably need to expand our park and ride lot to accommodate more cars.

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The 2 rapid bus lines are great! Expand this service - more lines, east/west routes, etc. Trains are cool and really fun to ride, but I believe that a robust network of rapid bus routes could be a viable and much cheaper alternative to building infrastructure for trains.
Additionally, encourage the combination of bus with bike, b-cycle, the new scooter services, etc. For most people, this combo can close the gap (1-3 miles) between the bus stop and their destination. So, less stops = faster bus lines. More realistic for people to chose not to drive.

Voters won't approve it if it isn't planned to help them. The next rail initiative to appear on a ballot should be a comprehensive plan that shows benefits to a majority of voters as well as geographic diversity. You need to highlight the amount of $$ lost to the average central Texas commuter per year due to congestion, which is a figure produced annually by TTI. Frame it thusly: Voting no = continuing to lose $1,159/yr (2014 data) due to congestion but paying $0 additional tax. Voting Yes = dropping that cost of congestion by x amount an paying an additional $y per year.

Expand parking at the Howard station.This station is a park and ride station because the density around do not support it any other way.

downtown circulator service, please

It’s seems like Manor only has one way in and one way out when it comes to going downtown. Adding this metro rail could add more options plus for those who work downtown this is a great option.

Don’t kill the Kramer Station. If a new station is added at Broadmore, or nearby, keep Kramer open.

The Green Line frequently gets compared to the Red Line. An important difference is that the Red Line goes to a range of destinations in Austin. You can go to the Domain, you can go to UT, the Lamar corridor. Although more development is coming in, Green Line commuters currently wouldn't have anywhere to go to except downtown. So anyone going anywhere besides the Central Business District, like, say, UT would need to transfer. So the Green Line will have even less of a draw than the Red Line and there will be very little station balancing. 1,800 riders a day by 2025 seems overly optimistic.

1. Provide more frequent rail service
2. Provide better service during events such as SXSW- expanded hours, more frequency, bus bridges etc
3. replace ticketing system. It doesn't take credit card, is outdated and chokes during special events.

The planned and current eastward development of housing is amazing. The green line will soon be an invaluable asset!

Please use renewable diesel for existing MetroRapid and convert to overhead electric!

I believe that one proposal to extend the line to Bergstrom is to produce a rail crossing of Town Lake. I think a better alternative
would be to connect from MLK Station to. Right of way purchasing and cost of implementation would be reduced.
There could be a 2nd train running from Downtown to Bergstrom, via MLK Station on this alternate route.

A second rail line increasing the availability of rail service times would greatly benefit the entire northwest Austin community, especially those in Leander. With the Leander ACC campus opening, reverse ridership could very well increase. I am white/anglo, have my masters, but I’m not sure what ethnicity & education level has to do with ridership and this survey? Please help us get that second rail line!

A second rail line increasing the availability of rail service times would greatly benefit the entire northwest Austin community, especially those in Leander. With the Leander ACC campus opening, reverse ridership could very well increase. Please help us get that second rail line!

Expanding evening hours on the Red Line Monday through Friday would help me greatly. Taking the train one way is not feasible if one cannot take the train to get back.

A second rail line increasing the availability of rail times/service would have a great economic impact for the entire area. Let alone a huge environmental impact as Austin fastly approaches reaching EPA’s guidelines of non-attainment air quality standard. With the Leander ACC campus opening, the likelihood of reverse commuting from Austin will be increasing. For future planning, I’m always hoping for rail access transit from Leander to destination locations such as The Domain, ABIA, and eventually Circuit of the Americas is being considered. Please build that second rail line!

I would gladly ride a train from manor into Austin for work. It’s my dream!!

I would like to ride the train other than commuter to/from work... more times available for social events not just to/from work hours and not only to Lakeline station! Go all the way to Leander!

The green line would help with not only congestion, but also the housing crisis in Austin. There are plenty of housing developments going on east of Austin, and this would help support that. Thank you for considering this.

Manor rail trail would help with the 290 congestion for local drivers

Cap Metro tax spending are a giant waste of money

I think this is a great idea to help with traffic in manor and Austin.

Please extend the hours on the the rail first!

We need better transportation options in and out of Austin not just around the city. Folks in Manor can’t get anywhere for a reasonable price, we must drive everywhere.

If the Cap Metro train we’re to run regularly to Manor and into the evening, I would definitely use it rather than tackle the Austin traffic.
Thank you for addressing this very troublesome issue.

One car family. I no longer ride much because of some schedule changes, but having good CapMetro options saves us a car payment/savings & insurance each month. Route 383 needs better busses and should run a little more often. Thank you for everything.

I would like to see expanded service to many more areas of our city. I would someday like to be able to get from Cedar Park to the airport using Rail.

Definitely need more transit everywhere. Even in west Austin.

Needs an Airport Blvd Station - large undeveloped land has high TOD potential and allows for connection to two frequent bus routes. Include some connections to Southern Walnut creek trail in station designs.

The rail line between Elgin/Manor/Austin seems like a great idea, but it doesn’t seem practical for most commuters who live in Manor and Elgin currently, who more likely work off the Hwy 290 corridor and north Austin, rather than downtown. Even for the few that do work downtown, a limited and regimented train schedule would likely leave them stranded or without options much of the time. Even though the majority of residents in Elgin are commuting along Hwy 290 currently, few are utilizing the bus transit that is currently in place. This is possibly due to the limited times for bus departure and arrival, which don’t make it a practical option for most. Your studies should find actual demand and confirm it. Is there any reason you couldn’t do a few trial runs on the track to Elgin with existing metro trains on weekends to gage interest? Possibly attract some Austinites that want to take a ride and explore Elgin for an afternoon and vice versa. Without real interest and demand, it would seem to be a waste of tax $, but it would be nice to have if practical.

I'd like an alternative on 290 thru Manor and Elgin

Elgin is dying for a rail line into Austin, but it's got to be well thought out, and connected. I don't want to ride a train into Austin and then have to wait 20 minutes for a bus, and then get off the bus, and wait another 20 minutes for a different bus. In the summer. When it's 100 degrees out.

Aside from a small minority, most people who ride the bus do so because they have no option. Riding the bus is massively inconvenient and isn't actually very affordable (approx $10 a day to commute from Elgin to Austin, as opposed to maybe $7 for gas). If you want to service more than just the folks who can't afford to buy a reliable car, you are going to have to 'Pay it Forward' and make significant investments *before* certain ridership numbers are met. If you're waiting for 500 people a week to ride from Elgin to Austin, for example, you've got a long, long wait ahead of you.

I'll say this, knowing that this is one of those situations where I know far less about the actual reality of the situation and the complexity of the solution. Austin metro is bad, just b-a-d. It stinks. It's slow, inconvenient, expensive, and a pain in the butt. Improvements happen at a glacial pace (my 8 year old kid will be out of college by the time this train thing happens, bet you $100). When I chose to move to Austin 10 years ago, I did not do my due diligence in investigating the mass-transit situation. That's on me. If I knew then what I know now, I would have *seriously* reconsidered.

I hope y'all make some improvements but honestly my expectations are extremely low. Good luck.

jmh

Extending the Southern Walnut Creek Bike trail along the railroad tracks from Decker and Lindel at the top of Walter E Long Park into Elgin means we could ride bikes all the way downtown without riding in car traffic. I know many people who would use this trail...