Transit has a very small share of people mobility. That is because it does not meet our shared people mobility need, which is to be able to go from anywhere to anywhere anytime....Richard calls his solution Cellular Mass Transit (CMT).
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Transit has a very small share of people mobility.
That is because it does not meet our shared people mobility need, which is to be able to go from anywhere to anywhere anytime.
Commuting, shopping, school, church, recreating, entertainment, eating out, exploring - whatever fits our individual lifestyles - is not very well served by our public transit system.
Multi billion $ transit systems that don't address and solve "from anywhere to anywhere anytime" will not increase market share and the $ will be wasted.
Austin is very fortunate to have Richard Shultz, a "no personal stake in the politics of transit" citizen who has simply focused on the proper definition of our people mobility need - from anywhere to anywhere anytime - and devised a system that will do just that with public transit.
Richard calls his solution Cellular Mass Transit (CMT).
WHY is CMT better?
doable on a shorter time scale than other solutions
more affordable ~$250 million for the "whole" metro wide system
more cost effective
reduces congestion and air pollution
reduces current transit travel times at least 50%
uses all existing infrastructure
no tax increase needed
improves existing service
reduces taxpayer subsidy for operating costs
significantly improves customer satisfaction..
HOW CMT WORKS
arranges the service area into geographic cells
establishes a transit center in a highly used destination in the cell
adds 14-18 passenger vans to the vehicle mix
uses vans to whisk people to a nearby destination or take them to nearest transit center
vans or buses speed people to a destination area transit center
a short van ride takes people to their destination.
CMT has compelling advantages over the current very expensive and limited people serving rail based proposals.
Consider that implementing CMT can add 80,000 new riders to CapMetro.
CMT will take a very noticeable number of cars off the roads.
Visit www.CMT4Austin.org and study the wealth of information there and
then contact Richard for more in depth discussions.
CMT is a locally invented solution to our transit woes begging for your support and proaction.
CMT can be THE people mobility revolution for your community.
Pleased help Richard push for implementing a REAL transit solution using CMT