Sign for Better Transit!

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CapMetro has a plan to start having buses come every 10-15 minutes along Manor Rd., Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd., Enfield Rd., East 7th St., Metric Blvd., William Cannon Dr., Stassney Ln., and South 1st St., and many others; but the board is having second thoughts. If you support having frequent bus service along these major streets, please sign below and send a message in favor of this bold new plan.  For more information on why this is a good idea, please read here.

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  • signed 2017-01-14 21:36:19 -0600
    I think the Connections 2025 plan is ambitious and, overall, represents a promising new direction for CapMetro. I’m supporting Connections 2025 because greater frequency service on our most productive routes is the best way to grow our bus ridership and start transforming our city for transit.
  • signed 2017-01-14 21:23:58 -0600
    Frequent and reliable service is essential to a well-functioning bus system.
  • signed 2017-01-14 21:19:10 -0600
    Tyler Markham
  • signed 2017-01-14 21:09:40 -0600
    High productivity, frequent bus routes are so important. Change will be hard, but this is really important!
  • signed 2017-01-14 18:11:51 -0600
    The tiny map shows virtually no service left in Dist 10, 6, and probably 8. Austin west of Mopac abandoned. No buses, no support for children, disabled, seniors, or increased density.
  • signed 2017-01-14 18:04:53 -0600
    Cary Jackson
  • signed 2017-01-14 17:50:23 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 17:47:33 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 17:12:35 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 17:04:02 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 16:46:55 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 16:21:32 -0600
    Dan Keshet
  • signed 2017-01-14 16:06:01 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-14 12:47:01 -0600
    Increased frequency should be the highest priority for improving CapMetro and makes the entire system much more usable.
  • signed 2017-01-14 12:21:39 -0600
    Capital Metro’s consultants and planners have worked hard to design an updated network that brings liberating, high-frequency transit to the parts of the city where it will benefit the most people. In order to afford much improved (I would argue life changing) service to the densest working class neighborhoods in Austin, they had to make some difficult decisions in parts of the city where fewer people rely on transit. I am confident they did not take those decisions lightly. For many, service that comes every 30-45 minutes might as well not exist. Missing a bus could mean losing a job, not having enough time to cook dinner, or missing out on family time. Car ownership is not so much a choice as it is a requirement, even if it costs 40-50% of the household income. Frequent service is liberating in a way that infrequent service can never be. The money that was going to a car could instead go toward rent, healthier food, tuition, or just improving quality of life. I hope that the Capital Metro Board will give proportional weight to the many people who will gain reliable, frequent transit as it does to the much smaller number who will see service cuts through Connections 2025. There is no doubt there are cuts that will cause hardship for some, but the Board must take a holistic view to ensure the system is as strong as it can be for the most people who need service. Failure to do so will result in service that continues to degrade over time and will ultimately serve no one well. Please approve the Connections 2025 plan to greatly expand the frequent local network.
  • signed 2017-01-13 22:26:24 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-13 19:43:48 -0600
    Thomas Ates
  • signed 2017-01-13 16:37:41 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-13 16:36:23 -0600
    Please go through with this plan. The need to get more people using frequent, reliable transit is great. The days of the long and circuitous bus routes that touch every street should be behind us with the emergence of ride sharing, self-driving vehicles and increased access to bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Austin needs to get people in the central core out of their cars to help with our mobility issues.
  • signed 2017-01-13 16:31:41 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-13 16:30:11 -0600