COTA - Updates in 2014
March 15, 2014 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #960949
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.March 15, 2014 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #962191
+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….March 15, 2014 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #962192
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 ?March 15, 2014 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #962238
I am guessing 10L means route 10 Limited stops. If thats the fact, they should add a 2L.March 16, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am #965117
Any way for non-facebook members to get access to these maps?March 16, 2014 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #965483
March 24, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am #991669
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-sheltersMarch 28, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am #997601
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.March 28, 2014 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #997753
I would not have expected to be a fan of reduced coverage, but wow, that 90/10 layout looks great!March 28, 2014 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #997803
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.March 28, 2014 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #998386
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).March 29, 2014 8:02 am at 8:02 am #999004
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.March 29, 2014 8:51 am at 8:51 am #999063
IMO they should split the difference between the ridership and midpoint scenarios, something like an 80/20 or 75/25 model.March 31, 2014 9:28 am at 9:28 am #1001181
“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.May 5, 2014 8:33 am at 8:33 am #1013389
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