Aren't you an actuary?* Archived Message
Posted by longsnapper on January 29, 2020, 13:56:20, in reply to "So because there's fewer of them, it's ok to make it harder for them? "
How much will the savings be and how are you going to assist them?
that comes with big benefits outweighs the burden of one extra block for those people that are differently abled.
General points in no order
1) There are stops every two blocks in the CTA system, so this is nothing new
2) These people already need to make it to the original bus stop, so there is already motion and outdoor travel involved
3) The amount of differently abled people that would be closer to the removed stop is almost certainly less 50% of the total differently abled population
4) The savings could be used to assist those that are negatively impacted
(These are also benefits I am assuming, so it may not be as impactful as I think it would)
They mention that riders biggest factor on whether to ride the bus is speed, reliability, and frequency.
It also says buses spend 20% of their time picking up passengers.
Getting rid of stops on every block addresses both of those while reducing costs. Also, bus stops every two blocks is already a part of our system, so it's not like it is outlandish.
who tend to be more dependent on transit.
1) Easiest is make bus stops every two blocks instead of one
2) Add more trains to the blue line so that people don't take taxis or drive downtown just so they don't have to deal with the overcrowding
It would be great to build more lines to connect the different current ones, but that's no longer economically feasible
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- Sidejack: What would you do to improve the CTA (or any US public transit) - reggiedunlop January 29, 2020, 11:39:55
- Found this while looking for info on the circle line, Chicago Reader longread on how to fix the CTA - reggiedunlop February 4, 2020, 10:02:57
- Also, hey Chicago Joe! - Kimmerz January 30, 2020, 8:52:21
- Related: $760 billon green plan: - longsnapper January 30, 2020, 8:06:01
- Elon Musk high speed tunnel...whatever happened with this?* - Roomba January 29, 2020, 14:59:37
- Enforce basic civility rules - ECEIllinois January 29, 2020, 14:26:32
- A quick fix would eliminating people who exit out of the front. - longsnapper January 29, 2020, 13:41:26
- STL's public transport is a joke, but the traffic is also a joke, so there's no incentive to use it* - VIV January 29, 2020, 13:20:34
- Go back ~150 years and prevent the automotive and rubber industries from buying up streetcar tracks* - Figs January 29, 2020, 13:11:40
- If you give them great coffee and great music.....* - timmer January 29, 2020, 12:46:04
- Radnom other idea, forbid parkng under EL because it's really stupid and make a bike lane there - Chilango January 29, 2020, 12:40:54
- crazy that CTA has done far better job of improvement & maintenance compared w/ NYC & DC - cpsteine January 29, 2020, 12:31:22
- I'd take the boulevard system and make it NO CARS. Light rail and bike only. - longsnapper January 29, 2020, 12:30:10
- where elevated, get rid of trains and replace with monorails - TarheelIllini January 29, 2020, 12:13:04
- here's a Bloomberg article about infrastructure costs by Noah Smith - reggiedunlop January 29, 2020, 12:08:44
- Pink line stop between Ashland and Polk stops near United Center.* - PrkrLewis January 29, 2020, 11:55:24
- Circle line. Or at least BRT to connect the lines. * - Kimmerz January 29, 2020, 11:46:27
- Mostly this. - PrkrLewis January 29, 2020, 11:44:05
- Oh, one thing I would not do is waste a billion dollars on a flyover to save people 30 seconds - reggiedunlop January 29, 2020, 11:42:57
- Here are a few of mine - IlliniJuice07 January 29, 2020, 11:41:52
- 1 is a problem for people with limited mobility, - Kimmerz January 29, 2020, 11:41:25