2019 has provided no shortage of exciting new projects that we are thrilled to be a part of! These include:
In May 2019 we initiated a new bus network redesign study in Miami, working with the local transit advocacy group Transit Alliance. The network redesign will look at all Miami-Dade Transit routes as well as the trolley routes operated by the Cities of Miami, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables. Over the last five years, the Metrobus system has lost about 1/4 of its riders, which has caused Miami-Dade leadership to question the current bus network and how well it’s serving the county. We’ll work with Transit Alliance, the County, and others to explore the key value questions, like their balance between ridership and coverage goals.
Since December , 2018, we’ve been working with RTA to help develop several network alternatives showing how transit in Cuyahoga County could look different if it were designed to achieve different goals. A survey comparing two of these alternatives (one focused on building a more extensive high frequency network, and one on expanding network coverage) concluded in June. You can find out more here: http://riderta.com/systemdesign
Salt Lake City
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has launched Service Choices, a public conversation about the future of bus service in the big “Wasatch Front” metro area that includes Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, and everything around and between them. We worked with UTA to develop a survey on priorities or tarnsit, which wrapped up at the end of May, and we’ll be helping the agency figure out how to develop a new vision for the bus network based on what they hear. Salt Lake Tribune covers the kickoff here.