What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Real time bus tracking on Huntsville's shuttle system

http://fortune.com/2016/01/11/uber-transloc-public-transit/

 

Make it easier to see where buses are in near real-time giving riders a better sense of how long they will have to wait for a bus and the ability to plan trips better.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Elevated Pedestrian and Bicycle Round About

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Rapid Bus Transit

Implement a Rapid Bus Transit system similar to Cleveland's. Basically, add a ton of bus routes and buses to our current joke-of-a-bus system and give them dedicated lanes to encourage usage. Make the buses "green" by using propane or possibly electric buses.

 

This would be much cheaper and more flexible than rail.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Shuttle bus improvements

The existing shuttle bus public transit routes are pretty good, but the system could use improvement. There is a bus route within walking distance from just about any point in the city. Each route goes by at least one grocery store and other shopping and business opportunities, so people of the city can meet their needs effectively. Here are my recommendations, in order of implementation. Each improvement should help ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

MegaBus

I'm all for bringing an Amtrak route to Huntsville, but it requires co-operation of other nearby communities, which may fall through. If we cannot get an Amtrak train route to go through Huntsville, a good alternative might be MegaBus. This bus service is gaining in popularity, and we already have a bus stop downtown. Megabus is more comfortable than Greyhound, has low cost rates similar to Amtrak and Greyhound, and ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Bus Rapid Transit

While many people have suggested a train line and/or improved bus route, I would like to propose a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for the city. A BRT system is "an innovative, high capacity, lower cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility. This permanent, integrated system uses buses or specialized vehicles on roadways or dedicated lanes to quickly and efficiently transport passengers ...more »

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Amtrak train service

Currently you have to drive to Birmingham to take the train. A spur that serves Huntsville and Nashville would make it easier for people here to visit other southeastern cities and vice versa -- and might spur price competition between the airport and rail service. It's only $39 to ride between Atlanta and Birmingham round trip.

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What is your favorite BIG Picture idea for Huntsville

Transit options are a must

Ease and efficiency of transportation is key for any city to grow and fluorish. Currently, Huntsville is not only without a substantial mass transit system, it is cut off from other major metropolitan areas with regard to rail connectivity. Huntsville is home to a state university, the second largest research park in the nation, an international airport, a hospital district, a downtown, a military installation, and ...more »

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