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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:35 AM
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11. I wish I could say the same here in Austin...
we just got our first light rail route.

The monthly ticket price is out of reach for the average person.

The very very limited times in which it runs makes it almost ineffective. (no weekends and no evenings. I know, dumb).

It's as if they designed it to fail.

Now they are trying to get a bond passed to have a new route going from downtown to the airport.

Our new route is on existing track that has to be shared with the Missouri Pacific line. The proposed one would be from scratch. Massively expensive.

I wrote to our Capital Metro board stating that instead of light rail, they should explore the electrified over head bus system that I experienced on a trip to San Francisco. As usual, no response. It's much less expensive than fixed rail, it can change lanes and it's quicker to install.

CapMetro here is such a joke and has been for years. Coming up with alternative ideas or solutions is like screaming into an empty room.

So frustrating.
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