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Topic: East Austin
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6 East 12th and 323 Anderson The proposed changes would link Route 6 East 12th and 323 Anderson. This would improve trip directness, reduce transfers, and customers would be able to access downtown, HEB and Walmart without transferring. Route 323 frequency would be improved during midday on weekdays and throughout the weekend. It would no longer serve the Craigwood neighborhood. Route 6 schedule would be slightly adjusted, and it would no longer stop along Eleanor, Hudson or Techni Center.

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David Villa about 1 year ago

Excellent idea, better than I had come up with in trying to address the issues of connectivity and sensible street selection. I only have good things to say about this.

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Matt Matt about 1 year ago

What exactly is meant by "linked" routes? Would the same physical bus traverse all the way from Northcross to downtown (and back), just changing numbers part way?

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James Gamez admin about 1 year ago

That is correct. Routes 6 and 323 would have the same frequency and span (hours of service).

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Matt Matt about 1 year ago

What's the advantage of doing it this way, instead of getting rid of the 323 and extending the 6 route the whole way? Just avoiding the expense of re-numbering a bunch of stops?

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James Gamez admin about 1 year ago

Hi Matt,

Good questions. There are two primary advantages: ease of understanding and scheduling flexibility.

6 and 323 could be branded as a single north/south route (e.g. #323 Anderson/East 12th), however, most existing riders take short east/west trips. In addition, 80% of existing riders would not be impacted by the proposed routing change, so we would prefer to not rename an entire route.

We plan for 6 and 323 to have same frequency and span, but as David mentions, there could be trips the terminate at HEB rather than Northcross or Downtown, particularly the first and last trips.

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David Villa about 1 year ago

That was my understanding, that they would be interlined. I'm not sure if there are really any other interpretations that would make sense. Of course, there could be some buses that terminate at the HEB, but most would continue through as you say, possibly after a short break.

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David Villa about 1 year ago

That was my understanding, that they would be interlined. I'm not sure if there are really any other interpretations that would make sense. Of course, there could be some buses that terminate at the HEB, but most would continue through as you say, possibly after a short break.

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