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COTA - Updates in 2014

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  • #960949

    Cole
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    I liked the third one as well. The second one (maximizing ridership) would have to improve frequency and trip times to be enticing. The whole reason people like the 4 over the 2 is because of how slow the 2 is.

    BTW, did you notice that Jarrett Walker + Associates is stamped on the maps? It’s kind of cool that Human Transit was involved for the planning.

    #962191

    bjones7
    Participant

    +1 for the 3rd option. I like the fact that there are more “crosstown” routes. With this map I could ride the bus to my in-laws if I wanted….

    #962192

    bjones7
    Participant

    Seeing that they do not include “Express routes” like COTA has currently, I wonder if peak hour routes would be from & to instead of to downtown during A.M and from downtown during the P.M ?

    #962238

    bjones7
    Participant

    I am guessing 10L means route 10 Limited stops. If thats the fact, they should add a 2L.

    #965117

    ehill27
    Participant

    Any way for non-facebook members to get access to these maps?

    #965483

    NerosNeptune
    Participant
    #991669

    News
    Participant

    First Look: New Downtown Bus Shelters
    March 24, 2014 8:00 am – Walker Evans

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has begun work on replacing 13 high-volume bus shelters on High Street through Downtown. The aluminum-and-glass design is a modern update, designed by students from CCAD.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-new-downtown-bus-shelters

    #997601

    urbanshmurban
    Participant

    The “90/10” proposal is intriguing for a number of reasons not the least of which is that it is expected to boost ridership by 20%. If a public agency said they could boost usage of their service by 20% with existing resources, the public would be demanding that change and wondering why it the agency didn’t do it sooner.

    At the public meeting I attended, one person was advocating for the “50/50” plan that spread the service throughout the county as much as possible and that it was important to do that in the name of equity. The 50/50 plan is projected to result in a decrease of ridership by 10%. So how equitable is a service that even less people use than today?

    “90/10” may not be the way to go but COTA should have very compelling reasons if they decide they are going to veer from a plan that would boost ridership by 20% and provide better service to many existing riders.

    #997753

    Ben
    Participant

    I would not have expected to be a fan of reduced coverage, but wow, that 90/10 layout looks great!

    #997803

    bjones7
    Participant

    Why not the middle one of 70/30. I believe this one would be great because I provides a great compromise for people who live downtown and people who do not.

    #998386
    Caleb
    Caleb
    Participant

    I would have to say the 90/10 looks the best to me. I love the layout and I love the fact that its projected to increase ridership 20% (which would be a catalyst for more expanded services and increase of more ridership).

    #999004
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Transit works best in the densest areas, so I’m more of a fan of the 90/10 plan. Trying to retrofit transit service into low density areas is a square peg and a round hole scenario.

    I’m sure that people who live in low density areas would love it if bus service could service them, but that’s not the reason they moved into a low density area. They move there to be away from the core of the city, and for the drivability of the area, not walkability or the bus lines.

    #999063

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    IMO they should split the difference between the ridership and midpoint scenarios, something like an 80/20 or 75/25 model.

    #1001181

    urbanshmurban
    Participant

    “Splitting the difference” and “compromise” sounds nice but I’d like to hear some compelling reasons to back away from the 90/10 plan supported with some data. Think about any other public agency saying that they could boost usage of their service by 20% within their current budget. As taxpayers, we’d be demanding that that agency make it happen.

    #1013389

    News
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