expanding wait times (in hot/inclement weather) is going to kill your #3 ridership numbers. The people who can actually choose to board the route are going to just take cars.
You're only going to give drivers more time to 'goof off'. at the expense of [people who cannot afford/legally cannot drive private vehicles
This will impact their timely access to jobs, health care---as well as the political viability of the two board members trying to extend their terms in office. Yes, people who ride buses are allowed to vote in Austin.
Do we really believe they would vote for somebody who made them wait in bad weather??
Or who made them miss a job/job interview because they had to travel all day on what used to be an easy route?? Why would we want people like this in public office---and remaining on the Capital Metro board??
Fortunately, this agency comes up for another Sunset Commission review.
It will be interesting to explain how extending the travel wait times of the most impoverished people is beneficial trip planning!! Or how the board arrived at this conclusion!!