Don’t sign AURA’s petition. They are assholes who are doing bad things and being dishonest about it. But even more importantly, once you have processed the message in these pictures, move on and read the money point.
If you are one of the thousands of people still riding locals (1 and 3), be sure to wave at the AURA president riding the 803 past you. You'll have plenty of time to think about AURA's lack of leadership while you wait 30+ minutes for your next bus.https://t.co/T2OZ8QG5FZ
— M1EK D. (@mdahmus) February 8, 2018
As usual, it’s up to me to point out that the emperor has no fucking clothes. People, including many in AURA, have made both of these points at the same time, often very close to one another:
- The right lane is already a defacto bus/right-turn-lane during heavy traffic periods
- Making the right lane a bus/right-turn-lane will dramatically improve travel times during heavy traffic periods.
These things cannot both be true, and people who say both are either too stupid to be listened to, or too dishonest to be listened to, so of course, in Austin, we’re listening to them.
As for center-running bus lanes, fuck those. Those would even further cement the permanence of rapid bus over light rail. There is no migration path; you get buses forever if you go that way (even with right turn and bus lanes, you’re 99% of the way to killing light rail forever).