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Do you ride Capital Metro?

Chart summary for "Do you ride Capital Metro?"
Yes 916 68.82%
No 415 31.18%

Which kind of guideway would you like to see in this corridor? Please review the guideway choices and information provided, and rank the following options in order of your preference.

Top = your most preferred and Bottom = your least preferred

Chart summary for "Which kind of guideway would you like to see in this corridor? Please review the guideway choices and information provided, and rank the following options in order of your preference."
537 40.71%
510 38.67%
521 39.5%

Some streets do not have enough space to build HCT without giving up other features like parking spaces or traffic lanes. What features would you be willing to do without in order to get HCT and improve efficiency in this corridor? Please rank the options in order of your preference.

Top = the feature you would be most willing to give up and Bottom = the feature you are least willing to give up

Chart summary for "Some streets do not have enough space to build HCT without giving up other features like parking spaces or traffic lanes. What features would you be willing to do without in order to get HCT and improve efficiency in this corridor? Please rank the options in order of your preference. "
443 33.66%
429 32.6%
384 29.18%
519 39.44%
640 48.63%

Which of these vehicles would you be most willing to ride in this corridor? Please rank the following options in order of your preference.

Top = your most preferred and Bottom = your least preferred

Chart summary for "Which of these vehicles would you be most willing to ride in this corridor? Please rank the following options in order of your preference. "
986 75.15%
986 75.15%

What zip code do you live in?

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Ethnicity

Chart summary for "Ethnicity"
Asian 50 3.87%
Black or African-American 67 5.19%
Hispanic or Latin American 155 12%
Native American 12 0.93%
White 795 61.53%
Prefer not to say 213 16.49%

Income level

Chart summary for "Income level"
Less than $25,000 66 5.13%
$25,000 to $34,999 101 7.85%
$35,000 to $49,999 125 9.72%
$50,000 to $74,999 272 21.15%
$75,000 to $99,999 187 14.54%
$100,000 to $149,999 196 15.24%
$150,000 or more 128 9.95%
Prefer not to say 211 16.41%

Education level

Chart summary for "Education level"
Completed some high school 5 0.39%
High school graduate 35 2.73%
Completed some college 131 10.22%
Associate degree 43 3.35%
Bachelor's degree 464 36.19%
Completed some postgraduate 61 4.76%
Master's degree 352 27.46%
Ph.D., law or medical degree 106 8.27%
Other advanced degree beyond a Master's degree 7 0.55%
Prefer not to say 78 6.08%

Age

Chart summary for "Age"
13-17 years old 4 0.31%
18-24 years old 63 4.9%
25-34 years old 372 28.9%
35-44 years old 308 23.93%
45-54 years old 242 18.8%
55-64 years old 138 10.72%
65-74 years old 68 5.28%
75 years or older 17 1.32%
Prefer not to say 75 5.83%

Gender

Chart summary for "Gender"
Male 677 52.6%
Female 468 36.36%
Other 4 0.31%
Prefer not to say 138 10.72%

Got something else you’d like to tell us? We welcome your input! Please provide your feedback in the box below. 

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!

Cross platform transfer with red line at hancock

Thank you for taking the time to focus on this topic. I hope that we can find a solution!

More connectivity in northeast Austin. Express line east of 35 on Dessau/Cameron from Howard into 51st.

Need more transit network opportunities in the riverside area. Wait time become longer during weekends.

Light rail on S Congress Guad and Lamar. Light rail!!! What are we waiting on?

Not to decide is to decide. Can you say “Uber”?

Add space for bikes on light rail

Please make sure to add shelter (mostly from the sun but also from the rain) at all bus stops and rail stations. If it is unbearably hot, people will not be willing to wait for a bus even for just 5 or 10 minutes. Maybe also add water fountains and fans or misting system. Basically take into account the climate factor which is a big reason why I go for my car rather than the bus. If I am going to be all sweaty by the time I reach my destination then I won’t use the public transportation even though I am totally pro public transportation and used to use public transportation every day until I moved to Austin.

Please factor in Austin weather when building all new stops/stations. Add shelter, water, etc. Thank you!

Give us armadillos downtown. Take us not only where we live or the money is but where Austin comes together, eg zilker. Make sure everyone can get to greyhound & other means of inter urban travel. We need bus stops at the river. The ut shuttle is now for all. Make them run outside of the ut schedule and stop at more places, eg hospitals. And the 801 and 803 shouldn’t demand we walk so far, eg, there should be an intermediary stop between 26th st and 39th.

Make it easy to bike to transit

Your survey question about what features we are willing to give up is a trick question. I wasn’t sure if I should list the one I was more willing to give up on top or the one that I preferred on top. I decided that I should list the one that I was most willing to give up on top.

Needs metro police officers at night for woman safety.

Needs metro police officers at night for woman safety.

Please make street lights more bright especially at night because one can not see bus stop at all. I missed my concerts.

Put some independent roses and will reduce smell of human being fart because of rich Texan food.

Please veterans properly respect not like a trash can.

This is a must, I recently traveled to Denver and enjoyed the ease of travel by flying into DIA and taking the train downtown.

I know taking lanes is tough for our public to swallow so maybe underground is the best option. This line, when connected with S. Congress will provide Austin's FIRST real bypass to IH35 and will be a smash hit. I'm a little weary of running at grade because that limits the amount of trains that can be connected due to the proximity of the lights on the drag.

I would use rapid transit if it was available in my area and convenient.

Use transit investments to improve mobility for people, not as a land development tool. With that in mind, the first investment should be pretty obvious.

Any high-capacity transit line that terminates at the Domain will need to actually terminate inside the Domain, not a ten-minute walk away along Burnet Road. Any costs associated with constructing a line along Domain Drive, Esperanza Crossing, or some variation thereof (a loop similar to LA's Blue Line, Chicago's EL, or SEPTA's route 13 that also serves the Broadmoor development along Burnet?) would be well-worth the financial cost to ensure higher ridership.

Question regarding preference for rail vs BRT is tough. I'm in favor of rail, but if BRT rollout took ten years less, I wouldn't want to hold out. Thanks for all your work!

There is a problem with asking people what they prefer without providing any cost information or trade-offs. Maybe people would prefer tunnels on all corridors and not giving up any traffic or bike lanes, but that is not realistic. Maybe you should try giving people a fixed amount of money and ask how they would spend it or ask how much they are willing to spend. The survey as written has limited usefulness.

Rather than following 183, the Domain spur should follow Anderson Lane and Burnet (as shown in some previous options).

1) On 183 you severely limit the walking shed and access to the stations.

Running it along 183 is basically the exact opposite of the criteria of Connections 2025, that transit should run along the Imagine Austin/Mixed Use Corridors.

Anderson Lane is a Imagine Austin corridor. Burnet Road south of 183 is a Imagine Austin corridor. 183 is not.

2) By spurring off at an acute angle (following 183), you're actually duplicating a lot of the coverage. NACA would have routes on 3 sides, while Wooten would have 1 (if you can accessibly cross 183) while North Shoal Creek would have none.

Reaching new areas rather than duplicating seems better even from an unbiased system planning perspective.

3) As mentioned, Anderson is an Imagine Austin corridor. But by reaching the Anderson/Burnet intersection, you also provide (some level of) service to the Northcross IA center. You also better provide service to the Crossroads area (183 and Burnet, s of the intersection). This isn't a named center in IA, but the IA map does seem to group that slice south of 183 with the NBG regional center.

4) There's room for it. Anderson Lane is a 4(5) lane road. I'm not sure of the exact RoW width, but that section of Anderson has a daily traffic count of about 20k. You should be able to take a lane each way, especially since some of that traffic will now be riding. Some today is also probably cut-through traffic that could instead that burnet/183 and would reroute.
While Burnet north of Anderson (if I'm remembering the Burnet corridor plan study) actually has a really wide 135' RoW, enough for the existing 4/5 lanes plus transit lanes.

I think suggesting a subterranean option is even on the table in this survey is a bit of a stretch. I'd love it if we could have such a thing, but it seems like something that would be incredibly expensive and overly complex to implement. I wish that cap metro would focus on making transit inside of the city better instead of focusing on the suburbs. We need more and better park and rides, we need more frequent buses, we need more east west routes, we need longer operating hours. The solutions for all of these so far have been far too little and far too impotent. Thanks.

Extend it to the airport!

Would ride cap metro much more often if it FIRST got me places faster than traffic moves and SECOND in the comfort/context of a train with wifi. Mass transit is much needed in our community given the trajectory of growth AND cost of living. Places like NYC are affordable because you don't need a car. Mass transit enables movement people living in denser communities

I travel for work (flights out of ABIA) every other week. Currently spend $60 to $100 on round trip transportation that is slow during rush hour. If I could take a train all the way to the airport from downtown or the lamar line I would do it every time.

As a frequent visitor to SoCo and a major tourist destination it would be ideal to have train service to this area. In my opinion it is most difficult to find parking on south congress (vs downtown, etc). That area is at parking capacity with no real parking solution feasible... so mass transit is way to increase visitor capacity in the area without disturbing neighborhoods with traffic over flow,

A lot of residential density is going up on this corridor. Thus mass transit is necessary. Density + mass transit should dramatically reduce congestion in this area.

It is a waste of time and money to put in buses when people want and desire rail.

Please take this to the airport and not make the mistakes of the 2014 bond!

This corridor needs to be targeted for a full investment of LRT. It's the spine of Austin and provides service to the widest range of private and public employers and serves arguably the most diverse range of income levels. Additionally, North Lamar has a lot of unbuilt capacity for multi-family development which would help add to the future ridership. Let's maximize our transit dollars by using the highest capacity modes on our busiest routes.

I am supportive of LRT along this route. I would also support extending this line to the airport in future expansions.

Rail on Guad/N Lamar should be first out of the box. We’re 20 years too late and counting.

we need light rail in dedicated lanes on high-ridership routes, e.g. Guadalupe and Lamar.

Hancock station evaluation - the Hancock shopping center (HEB) should make it a medium destination (yellow) and transit connectivity high (green) with multiple lines serving there.

Would love to see light rail on S. Congress connecting to other light rail routes.

Years and years and years and years ago, the idea of a rail line that connected the old airport to the new airport through downtown was the idea being more championed. Given that Mueller will soon be (it not already) the densest neighborhood in Austin outside of downtown, we should make sure Mueller is the lead contender for high-capacity transit. It only makes sense. This corridor may not be identified for the highest ridership, but we have to remember that the public's appetite for rail's high cost is low - a medium cost solution could be a more politically appropriate way to go.

Heavy rail line is needed, especially along south austin

Understandably, subterranean boring is expensive, so this type of grade separation could be used sparingly at major intersections and transfer points (i.e. Crestview station @ Lamar and Airport Blvd).

Lane configuration may need to vary throughout corridor. eg. street level north of 35th, with some overhead at busy intersections and other constrained areas, mostly underground south of 35th, but potentially some street level depending on geography

I'm very passionate that we deliver a plan with light rail NOW in our highest ridership corridors. I'm confident that Austinites recognize the necessity along a corridor like Guad/Lamar and would vote for it. LET'S DO THIS!

I am for dedicated guideway and rail service on the corridor with Austin's highest demonstrated transit demand, because rail with dedicated guideway on such a corridor leads to the lowest operating cost per passenger-trip.

#1 desire - better connected dedicated bike lanes to support real cycle commuting across and between regions; south, north, east, west, and downtown. Current network is a mostly useless patchwork, interrupted by large impassable areas. Add safety features like posts, curbs, and rumble strips to protect bike lanes. Not just paint on the road. Separate bus/bike lanes downtown. 3rd St bike lane model should be the downtown standard, rather than the exception.

Improve bike lanes. Connect the network to allow longer commutes, and enhance safety features with physical separation from cars and busses.

The type of guideway should be the cheapest and quickest to implement solution. Dedicated transit lanes should be implemented in the most congested corridors in order to provide more reliable transit times.

The system needs to have shelters that actually protect and supporting bike and per. infrastructure for us to use it. Also off board payment, all door entry, and ability to pay by any means. Not like the cash or app only rail. Don't make it laughably difficult to use trip planners, pay, etc. Make the system intuitive.

I live in Windsor Park and work only 3 miles from home at UT, yet taking a bus to work is so inconvenient (a 1/4 min walk + 2 busses and over an hour travel time.) Please start serving NE Austin with express busses to UT & downtown Austin.

Extend service east of 183

Rail needs to expand dramatically to be used, be efficient, and make an impact. Go all the way instead of piece by piece. Then people would use it. Also do not stop service at 5-6pm. Workers are unable to use it to get home. It's ridiculous!

I have zero preference on a few of the questions that asked me to rank my answers. Honestly, I just want a method of public transportation that picks up closer to my house. I am just east of Decker Ln on 969 and would love to have a bus stop or Metro Rail stop at that intersection, or even better, at the entrance to the Woodland Hills subdivision. I would love to become a mass transit patron again, but currently am forced to drive into town for work everyday due to the complete lack of public transportation by my house. If only the #18 bus stretched that far out, I would take it everyday (I work at 12th/Lamar, so that's my ideal route).

The UT Austin community needs more accessible transport other than bus, especially with Austin’s traffic situation. A light rail line provides mobility for students and faculty alike and can help spur further development along the overall corridor.

I am opposed to this project. Better to pilot a program of private bus lines along the corridor, which would be more flexible and less costly. Austin is too sprawling for light rail to work well.

No preference to BRT v rail options - I am only interested in reliability, connectivity to the overall system (i.e. I don't work downtown), adding no more than 20 minutes to my current commute. I use CapMetro when traveling downtown but would like to use it for my commute. Currently this is not feasible with my home/work destinations.

If bus rapid transit is implemented like light rail (reliable service, time updates at bus stops) but with lower install / maintenance costs then it is the best of both worlds. Question regarding the type of service preference isn't a great one.

Figure out the routes via bus- THEN overlay the best traffic patterns with rail! $.02

I would love to have a rail option. The bus takes too long from University Hills, and the train stations are far enough that by the time we reach them we might as well go the rest of the way downtown. Furthermore, the closest station (MLK) has no parking.

South Austin doesn't end at So. Lamar. SW Austin is SO UNDERSERVED by Cap Metro. We had to fight to keep RT333 operating west of Brodie. Even so, 333 only operates east and west. RT5 no longer serves the extreme northern end this area. CM must address north/south transit from the Mopac/Slaughter neighborhoods. We pay our share of the sales tax burden and are entitled to service.

I'm hoping that your new CEO will see that the consultants are wrong and address region wide minimal service levels. The current frequent service implementations is resulting in multiple buses arriving at the same time. That does not address the idea of short wait times, but just insures that more buses are more empty more of the time.

It's BEYOND time to get some other type of transportation in Austin - would like to see East side of Austin treated the same as West side - seems the West side gets options that we are not privy to.

Would like this corridor to be done quickly so that I can ride down the Lake Trail to west Austin and then bus back to East Austin

Would like to ride transit to the airport! I would need to take the 7th lake austin bus to downtown first and then take the riverside train to the airport, which would take longer than an uber, but with a transfer much less than the current $20 trip!

Thanks!

Please, please, please do not take away any bike lanes. It's already dangerous out there for cyclists.

I'm incredibly excited by this project! I'm surprised by how low the price tag is!

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I just want a consistent, reliable, safe way to get from University Hills to Downtown. Happy with any form of HDT. Thank you!

Please add rail services. Traffic will only increase. We need mass transit. Our bus service is a joke.

If you want big companies like Amazon to set up HQ2 or other similar projects, you really need to sort out the mass transit. I've used systems in developing countries that are better than what Austin offers!

Yes, I live in Manor TX. I would like to see more than one bus that runs to manor from Austin through out the day. A light rail running through Manor would be nice as well.

I would love light rail along that Dean Keeton/Manor corridor. I work on the UT campus and live near 51st and Manor so I'm very excited by the Project Connect maps I've seen thus far. I'm glad CapMetro is thinking comprehensively and ambitiously, and I would love an expansive, connected public transit system, preferably with as much light rail as possible.

this is great! Only if I have a way to get to Downtown Manor, from Presidential Meadows to the Metro is a long walk, there are no sidewalks on 290, even thinking on walking to Walmart is not safe for me with 2 kids. so I am stuck at home :/. Having bus stops at the entrance of the neighborhoods an running through the main areas in Manor will help so much. this way we can get to Downtown Manor to ride the light rails to Austin.
On my opinion where you have enough space you can do either above the ground or ground level, and the places without space underground is the best option, so there will not be any space compromise.
Downtown Austin area that has reduce space the only option is above the ground or under ground. Many downtowns have it under ground. which is a challenge but doable. Best of luck and hope we can use it soon.

Expanded rail service in East Austin is an excellent opportunity to expand while property rates are low, and utilize existing rail lines, and would be awesome going toward the airport. East Austin is booming, and is an excellent opportunity to provide service to future and existing residents.

You should focus on getting traffic from East to West and back as well. There is hardly any good way to do it.

East Austin is really in need of increased and improved public transportation. There is very little access to fresh food, medical care or anything beside JDs supermarket and the myriad of Dollar General stores. For families that don't have access to cars, or need other alternatives for transportation, it can be a really big hurdle to living in this part of Austin.

Trams/rail are probably more reliable to be on time because car drivers usually disrespect buses, but get intimidated by rail...
Thank you for always pushing to improve capmetro!

Ok let's be honest: underground transit is never going to happen in Austin. So it's really not smart to want it. Above-ground transit is expensive and an eyesore, and terribly inflexible to future improvements. Surface transit is where it's at.

Now, I'm also totally aware that there is a huge psychological problem here. Bus rapid transit is literally some of the most efficient and speedy high capacity transit available, but buses aren't "cool." This is a documented prejudice - more affluent people associate buses with the poor and low quality service, so despite it being fast, efficient, and very local (frequent stops, dense coverage) many people will just refuse to consider riding buses. The thing is, BRT is absolutely the best solution for bringing HCT to MLK/969. Look, it would be even more awesome if there was a park-and-ride at 969/Johnny Morris for BRT and other bus routes servicing the massive amount of people who come into the city on this corridor. Then expand it to service a Green Line station when that gets operational :) Combat the bus prejudice with beautiful modern stations with amenities. Work with local businesses to develop commercial and service businesses at the hubs. There is so much potential on this corridor - and I know I live on it and I'm biased - but I see the traffic coming in and the developments going up from Colony Park to Whisper Valley and it's clear that the 969 corridor needs to move quickly to get HCT in place so the explosion of new residents over the next 10 years have something to establish mass transit habits with.

Bus service to the east side of Govalle needs to be replaced or restored. People there rely on the buses, but there will be no bus service after the June changes. If there is so little demand for bus travel in that area, why not provide an on-demand service similar to what's being provided in the Mueller development. Don't just strand people with no options.

Yes please extend the train south to Slaughter lane! I will right that thing every weekday!

Metrorail connecting to Bergstrom Airport should be top priority; its a no brainer for any modern city to have easy rail access to its airport.

Having a direct connection from the airport to our city is a prime and necessary connection to boost diversity and job growth for our amazing city.

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I would love a rapid route along Manor Road - I would gladly use this almost daily. Road traffic is not very heavy along the northern part of Manor (especially north/east of Airport Blvd), so it would not have an adverse affect on traffic movement. This is also a low-income area, where numerous residents use transit regularly. A faster, more frequent, and more reliable route than the #20 bus could make a huge difference in the lives of the many local residents who do not have a car. Note, however, that if this route is to be successful it will need fairly frequent stops, spaced much more closely together than the current commuter light rail route that goes north - that route's MLK stop is too far away for most residents of Windsor Park and University Hills to use.

If this is built at street level, please do not allow vehicles to be delayed by traffic lights, turning cars, bicycles, or pedestrians.

Good luck!!

God lord build some PUBLIC TRANSIT FINALLY!!!

East Austin is a growing region that is deserving of good public transportation, especially strong connectors to East 6th Street, downtown, and the airport.

Also, an transit should run frequently (every 15 minutes or better), as well as late at night and on weekends. Also, I think that people would be most likely to use trains, rather than buses.

Please expedite providing more services from Manor to Austin.

Great traffic control since I am not driving due to my TBI disability.

We need transportation & safe public walk ways desperately in Manor. Those without cars/ experiencing transportation issues are VERY isolated when out in the housing developments!

Would like to understand what the cost to riders would be. Is rail going to cost more than rapid transit? How much more? What would either option cost on a monthly basis, for individuals, and families? The current cost to ride the red line makes it unaffordable as a commuter option for most Austinites. I would like to see Capital Metro communicate more about this - it's very important to ridership and to people's budgets. We need better transit solutions, yes, but also affordable ones.

Airport to downtown should be the first one created

1. A high speed line to the airport is critical, and should be a top priority. 2. The survey is a bit biased. It's hard to answer whether I'd rather have rapid transit or light rail when I don't know how much I'm paying for one or the other. 3. We have rapid transit to the airport now, but it isn't convenient for us, even though we aren't far from a stop. Waiting for a transfer bus from our airport stop to and from our house is not worth the time, since the lines haven't run very frequently or accurately to their posted times in past experience. We've been stuck waiting at the stop for over 40 minutes. That's a deal killer for airport travel.

Glad you are doing this, it is much needed. A master rail network across the city would be fantastic.

Great work on Connections 2025 keep focusing on frequency in dense areas, align with Imagine Austin and hopefully CodeNEXT will provide additional density, so transit can be more viable.

Remove bike lanes they are a hazard and a danger to car drivers. Make additional road structures and lanes for drivers to travel instead of tolls.

Add a bus lane closer to where I live, the layola stop is too far away.

Make a more viable public transit system that can get from east to west or north to south without three stops. WE NEED A TRAIN SYSTEM.

Rail has to be a core part of the future of the city if we are to compete in the landscape of world class cities. Build where the density already is, and do it soon. We cannot afford to wait any longer and cannot afford another debacle like the 2014 bond. Thank you for the plans put forth in the 2025 plan. Rail, rail, rail. There’s no meaningful substitute as every other form should be supplementary / complementary to rail which is the only true option for reducing traffic significantly and creating an actually better alternative to driving. If I’m going to sit in traffic anyway, I’ll do it in my own car. If I have the option of easy access to a comprehensive system driven by rail I would be thrilled to use that on a day to day basis.

I love Austin! I just moved from Denver and took their light rail into downtown everyday and it was amazing. If there's anyway to get light rail I'm very much a supporter of the idea!

Behind in transportation. Rail system somewhere up or done

Behind in transportation. Rail system somewhere up or done

I like the service keep the routes that you have

Public transport is the solution to Austin's traffic problem, it also bridges the gap between wealthy and poor, allowing mobility for people who can not own a car. It is an excellent investment in money for the city.

Grade separated transit provides high reliability and is the safest mode.

Buses dont run often enough it takes too long to get anywhere.

I'm glad you are promoting a bold approach. We need leadership to get the right mass-transit in place.

More impact in rural areas

More visibility of passengers getting off buses

Bathroom facilitará at bus stops

Please make these corridors nature, bike and pedestrian friendly. This means no obstructive elevated lines and to design with the pedestrian experience in mind. Pedestrians want nature trails and mass transit thats blends and complements our commute experience. Bring art into all stations to make the whole travel experience more enjoyable.

I am very excited about the possibility of light rail from tech ridge down the Lamar corridor. Please continue community outreach and help educate skeptics why this is a great investment for the city.

I am in favor of reducing traffic lanes and parking in order to provide dedicated mass transit infrastructure and protected bike lanes. The only reason I don’t ride CapMetro is that it’s not convenient enough. I need to be able to walk to a bus stop and know that a bus will come in no more than 10 minutes, regardless of whether they’re keeping schedule.

I used to ride CALTrain, MUNI, and BART in the Bay Area and the NYC Metro and they all supported a mass transit lifestyle by eliminating the need to ever plan trips in advance. No matter where I was I knew that the next bus or train on any major route was no more than 6 minutes away, and closer to 3 minutes during rush hour. That’s the kind of flexibility and frequency I need in a transit system in order to go back to the carless lifestyle I’ve enjoyed before moving to Austin.

short of light rail, BRT would be just fine for this route.

Great work. Go big or go home. Austin needs high capacity transit

We need a clearer way of telling people about and explaining routes and bus services.

If we build light rail anywhere, it needs to be the airport. Let’s be a real world class city.

I work within walking distance of this line. Would like to see at least bus for this corridor.

PAR

I desperately want a cross town rail. I live just over a mile east of downtown and walking there is usually a better option than the bus or rail. I can see the Red Line from my house, but can't use it because there are no stations within 3/4 mile and it doesn't connect to anything downtown to make it useful if I wanted to walk. A bus on E.7th will still have to deal with a bottleneck at I-35. Light rail, above grade, going on E. 7th and across downtown would make it a great connection for other north/south routes that you've identified. East Cesar Chavez, Holly, and Govalle need more options than 2 buses every 15 minutes and the Plaza Saltillo station. The current stops and frequency make them useless to residents, who end up driving instead because it's a 8 minute drive or 30 minute bus ride.

Having lived in major metros both with and without a good subway/light rail system I can say planning for a future without it in Austin is no plan at all. It's worth the investment if you truly want to get cars off the road. I would happily pay a tax to support this investment.

Rail should be only used on the densest corridors, such as Guadalupe, North Lamar, Riverside, maybe South Congress. Buses riding in their own lane should be used in the other corridors.

Rail needs to run as close to UT as possible to get the maximum number of riders. I think routing down Congress downtown, instead of Guadalupe/Lavaca would also be better for ridership, running closer to major employers.

Please provide light rail on North Lamar, Guadalupe, and South Congress.

Encourage biking. Better for the environment and for the people.

More ice cream trucks

Don't like bus lanes around down town

Don't like bus lanes around down town

Don't like bus lanes around down town

Don't like bus lanes around down town

Don't like bus lanes around down town

More access to Mueller from neighborhoods east of it

More awnings for rain cover, move stops along MLK to more pedestrian friendly area

Routes to manor, del Valle, pflugerville

Focus on POC and helping east Austin

Please make bus stops safer!

Please make bus stops safer!

Separated bike lanes that have been added in Austin are very helpful for bike commuting. Non-barrier separated lanes on busy streets like Congress or South Lamar are almost unusable for me.

Need more traffic flow with bike lanes being built not taken away traffic lanes greater traffic flow

It is great to see Austin investing in new modes of transport. With the rapid growth of our city, cars and buses just can't keep up. We need rail now, for high capacity on time safe transport.

It is great to see Austin investing in new modes of transport. With the rapid growth of our city, cars and buses just can't keep up. We need rail now, for high capacity on time safe transport.

It is great to see Austin investing in new modes of transport. With the rapid growth of our city, cars and buses just can't keep up. We need rail now, for high capacity on time safe transport.

It is great to see Austin investing in new modes of transport. With the rapid growth of our city, cars and buses just can't keep up. We need rail now, for high capacity on time safe transport.

I do not believe this city will be able to be an equitable city without drastically improving our transit system.

Time for Austin to grow up and become a real city. Enough already with the heavy traffic and crawling around town through rush hour that is now 3-4 hours long each weekday morning and evening and the virtually impassable state of I-35. We are no longer a hick town, and need commuter trains like a real civilized area.

I actually don't have a preference for light rail vs. bus rapid transit. The key is ensuring that we have dedicated guideways for buses so they are not stuck in traffic. I also don't have much preference for at street level, subway or above. I've used transit in Chicago where things are elevated, and also things in subways. Either works fine, it just depends what is most cost-effective in a given area.

Just build a subway system the city needs it and I’m sure people would ride it 24/7

Rail to the airport would be a game changer.

Would take bus more often if it was more accessible and efficient

Would take bus more often if it was more accessible and efficient

Don't move route 10 off Georgian road please!

I know it is going to cost quite a bit upfront, but I’d really like to see the light rail expanded. There should be access to UT and South congress by light rail. You’re going to have to do it eventually so why not spend the money now instead of later? Also, MLS is most likely coming to Austin and there needs to be a stop at Mckalla Place where there will more than likely be a stadium. Thanks.

I would have answered "none of the above" many times but the opt wasn't available.

Lots more buses would solve a lot of this cities problems

I feel that making Austin, our city, *more walkable* will improve the city's ability to scale with its growth. I think two specific aspects contribute significantly to walkability:

1. Designing for pedestrians *not* cars
2. Building rail that enables people to move around (e.g. the light rail Austin currently has conveniently avoids the most important routes, we need to bite the bullet and build rail up and down "the ladder")

I think Austin will prosper significantly from building rail and focusing on walkability and the life of the pedestrian in the city.

The corridors would be better served with light rail on Guadalupe through 51st Street and bus rapid transit on North Lamar. North Lamar does not have the density to support light rail, while Guadalupe does.

South Congress is well served by the Metro Rapid already - while improvements can be made to timing of the buses, it would be preferable to have more stops on a slightly slower service along this majority-pedestrian corridor.

I think making Austin a walkable city (which implies more rail - rail that definitely crosses lady bird lake) and focusing on designing for pedestrians instead of cars will help Austin scale with its growth.

Austin can lead in walkability, growth, and resident happiness. We can make that happen by focusing on pedestrians and not cars.

Walkability improves local economies too, something Austin already leads in, let's make it stronger.

Get rail out to the airport. Denver has finally done this and the experience was amazing. Austin would handle its growth so much better if it built rail out to the airport instead wider and bigger roads.

Focus on pedestrians, not cars. Focus on walkability. I want my tax dollars to go to making my city beautiful and walkable and a joy to live in and not drive in.

I currently don't ride the bus because there are not buses that can get me out of my neighborhood, so to get to a main corridor bus route, I would have to walk 2 miles, then there isn't a good drop off spot that would get me to work without another 1 mile walk. It seems like the north south routes are the main ones being worked on and not the east west routes or getting into neighborhoods. We had a bus line on our street and neighborhood but it was cancelled. Also the focus on density of housing on the Lamar corridor without transportation plan has significantly impacted our local traffic.

I currently ride the 20 along Manor Rd. Right now it seems like service is fine, other than needing some frequency improvements, so I'm not sure why local bus service isn't sufficient. If the city reduces exclusionary zoning restrictions along the corridor and more housing is built, then it would be a good corridor for a future light rail investment.

The Guadalupe/Lamar corridor appears to be far and away the best corridor for a light rail high capacity transit investment. While I think the corridor could generate the ridership to support underground or elevated rail, I'm worried that the costs associated with those approaches would hurt the line politically unless the state wants to kick in some funds for it.

The Riverside corridor would be a great choice for a light rail investment assuming the project includes some sort of bridge to get riders into downtown. It doesn't make much sense as a corridor without a line running through downtown.