Cellular Mass Transit For Austin

 

 

Cellular Mass Transit (CMT) will

 

   1. Cut travel time in half for many trips in the 10 to 25 mile range.

   2. Cut wait time on feeder routes from 30 minutes down to 10

   3. Improve comfort and security at transfer points

Overview of the CMT concept

 

Cellular Mass Transit (CMT) would use a combination of bus and minibus to provide better service.

The service area would be divided into 20 cells of 12 square miles each.

Each cell would have a hub fed by 8 short feeder routes. These 20 hubs would be connected by 33 express routes.

Most of these express routes would run at least part of the way on the 35 miles of managed express lanes that Austin will have within the near future.

More people would be able to get from home to work by transit.

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CMT_Overview_Jan_2016.pdf

Power Point slide show

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CMT_PowerPoint_Jan2016.pdf

Sample Express Route Maps

 

Each hub would have its own map showing the six to eight routes useful for getting to 19 other hubs. Maps for 11 hubs are shown. The last map shows how 11 express routes share one stretch of the MOPAC express lane.


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SAMPLE_EXPRESS_ROUTE_MAPS.pdf


The Hub Connection Table shows the routes used for all 190 hub to hub connections. Half of the connections benefit from express lanes.

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Hub_Connection_Table.pdf

This compares conventional routes with CMT feeder routes in North Austin. Also shown are sites that need service such as apartments and commercial areas.

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North_Austin_Feeders_4Maps.pdf

This compares conventional routes with CMT feeder routes in Central Austin. Also shown are sites that need service such as apartments and commercial areas.

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Central_Austin_Feeders_4Maps.pdf

This compares conventional routes with CMT feeder routes in South Austin. Also shown are sites that need service such as apartments and commercial areas.

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South_Austin_Feeders_4Maps.pdf


Richard Shultz

Started Jan 30, 2007

Last revision Jan, 2016