Will Will almost 2 years ago

Route 392 is duplicated with the 3, and 383 from Braker to Jollyville and from Jollyville and Great Hills Trail to Stonelake.  Route 392 can be realigned and serve more passengers by simply going straight down Braker to Morado Left on Misting Falls Right on Balcones Woods Dr, Right on Jollyille and Left onto Braker. Heavily populated with apartments vs. it's current setup 

Does Capital Metro want more riders or not? 

Oppurtunity is knocking Capital Metro. 

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David Villa over 1 year ago

I like the idea of looping on Morado as opposed to that much larger loop the 392 does, but I'd count on Capital Metro trying to serve the retail locations foremost. Your point about duplication with the 3 is on target and I would agree with your suggestion except that there's a strong likelihood for sections of the Burnet Road route to dissolve when MetroRapid kicks in. It's not as direct, but having the 392 travel in two directions along Great Hills Trail between Morado and the Domain areas would serve both residential and commercial purposes, and it would make catching the bus from the Arboretum and nearby shopping centers a lot easier than having to wait at the layover.

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Will Will over 1 year ago

Also, the 383 covers Great Hills, and Stonelake.  From what I heard the 3 would continue to run it's current route, and MetroRapid would end at Pickle Reseach Campus, ending PRC route which runs once per hour. 

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Robin x over 1 year ago

Keep it as is. It is the only route going to/from the arboretum and tech ridge. Don't tamper with people's travel abilities.

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Robin x over 1 year ago

People asking for this route tampering do not ride it. They don't see the people who do ride it. Or the fact it does go through whole neighborhoods and apartment complexes--yes including two park and rides. It also serves a senior center.

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Will Will over 1 year ago

It is not the only route going from the arboretum to and from, you have the 383, and the 3.

It would not take away service, it would add service to Village Oaks, High Oaks, Madison At the Arboertum, Great Hills, the Townhomes on Misting Falls and Morado and provide two way service on Braker Lane. 

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David Villa over 1 year ago

Note that this is in part a recreation by its author of a former idea that seems to have been hijacked by a website snafu:

https://capmetro.granicusideas.com/ideas/add-bus-service-to-cover-morado-circle

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Will Will over 1 year ago

And I had to repost it due to the website snafu. 

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David Villa over 1 year ago

Well, it looks like Capital Metro isn't satisfied in having just two buses on Braker. Now they're proposing that the 383 be redirected that way as well. I guess I can understand the reasons, with the highways making it difficult to route bus access to the Gateway Shopping Center, but it doesn't look like they've considered realigning the other routes that pass through the area. What a shame.

Edit: We are told that such realignment will be under consideration in the future.

https://capmetro.granicusideas.com/discussions/proposed-june-2013-service-changes/topics/northwest-austin

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Will Will over 1 year ago

Not to mention by Capital Metro doing that they would be removing a stop which passengers actually use on Cap Texas Hwy and Stonelake near 2 Apartment complexes, and about 5 Hotels/Lodging. 

Everytime I ride the 383 somebody gets off the bus or boards the bus at Cap Tex Hwy and Stonelake serviced by the 383. 

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Robin x 9 months ago

Don't tamper with it- When Capital Metro tampers with a route--service gets lowered. The 383 takes longer. And the 1 is now much more infrequent.

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Robin x 9 months ago

The great hills park and ride is a well-lit area (because of the nearby shops and mega church parking lot). If a bus decides to 'skip--we can easily see the vehicle route and number. Morado circle is not as well lit. Plus it is right near two grocery stores. Why be against people having curb access to groceries who don't have cars??

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Will Will 9 months ago

Robin the 383 takes longer because it serves the Domain which is served by more than 1 bus route. Burnet road is also not well lit, but bus service is run there, the same for copano drive on the 333. People would still have curb access to the nearby grocery stores as the realingment requested still services those grocery stores, plus it will place a bus stop by High Oaks and Village Oaks apartments providing them curb access. If the bus decides to skip it would make it more difficult to do so, and you can still get the vechile number if they do decide to skip. The service in which the 392 would lose access is already provided by routes 3 and 383 which is the stop for Hardrock Canyon (which would be serviced on Morado instead of Jollyville) the TJ Maxx and the Arboretum Plaza (which is serviced by 982,983,3, and 383) if you wanted to get to Target or Sam's Club all you would have to do is transfer from the 392 and onto the 3 or 383 southbound from Randall's as that stop and 392 service would be kept, it would go straight instead of making a left turn onto Jollyville, and the bus to Tech Ridge would turn left onto Braker ADDING service to the stop by HEB where only the 383 stops (and skips) thus making it harder for the 383 to skip people. A new stop under the proposal would serve Office Depot, C&W Floors, Boston Market, Holiday Inn Express, and Ross, you could then cross Seton Center Pkwy and catch the 3 to Sam's or Target. It provides more service.

From Braker existing route instead of turning left on Jollyville it would go straight down Morado and turn left onto Misting Falls and then it would turn right onto Balcones Woods from Balcones Woods it would turn right onto Jollyville from Jollyville it would turn left onto Braker it would proceed to Stonelake on to regular route. Metro Bus can also be a crime deterrent as 3 homicides in this area and 1 wrongful death of Amanda Louise Dewey could have been prevented because the bus can provide the lighting, and the extra pair of eyes from a security standpoint.

With that said, and if you stand by your previous comment then Why be against people who cannot drive and cannot get to the bus stop without difficulty in walking up steep hills for 20 minutes to catch a bus that doesn't want to pick people up who are running for the bus? It doesn't eliminate service already being provided so why be against it. As for your time argument, it is local service, you want faster service that is what Limited Stop Service and Express service is designed for.

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