Lewis Conway Jr.
City Council, District 1
Our methodology is to look around the country and identify places that look Austin and see what they have done. We have found several interesting ideas to pursue:
- https://www.oregonmetro.gov/high-capacity-transit-system-plan (state approach)
- Houston created a Task Force to specifically address the issue
- According to one study: “when public transit isn’t readily available, transit riders instead commute via congested roadways, leading to a 47 percent increase in traffic delays.”
- We like how transit is part of the land use policies moving forward in Portland.