After the Community Conversation made it clear people were not buying Project Connect's "data", they issued a new data matrix table. Download at:
• Cursory look at trip data seems to suggest more favorable numbers for "Lamar" sector.
• Includes "Non-Highway" and "Lamar + West Campus" tabs.
• TOI is measured but apparently not included in analysis.
They have also scheduled a data-focused meeting at CapMetro HQ on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 11:30 am-1:30 pm.
Which is very odd - considering they already made their recommendation 2 and 1/2 weeks ago.
There will be a simultaneous webinar on this:
The main source of Project Connect's evaluation data is presented in their matrix, available for download as an XLSX file, here:
There is also the Criteria Measure Guide (PDF):
And the Index Weightings (PDF):
Meanwhile, questions continue to roll in about Project Connect's methods and data.
Does Project Connect's data really prove that ERC and Highland make more sense than investing in the spine of our city, North Lamar/Guadalupe? Or is Project Connect just a way of feeding skewed info to the Mayor's hand picked committee, the Central Corridor Advisory Group.
And why is CCAG the ones who have been given the authority to decide where the next rail line should go? Shouldn't the CCAG be accountable to the citizens its making decisions for?