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Unformatted text preview: CAPITAL METRO STREETCARS IMPROVE TRAVEL TIME BUT NOT PARKING CONGESTION The city of Austin owns and operates Capital Metro, its bus and rail systems. Capital Metro is currently working on an accessible streetcar system called MetroRail to connect the greater Austin area including UT. MetroRail completed its Red Line in 2009 and begins work on a Green Line later this year. SCS researched the potential benefits and shortcomings of this initiative based on the systems accessibility to UT. Potential benefits of a Capital Metro streetcar system include its ability to transport large numbers of people, its multiple trips and its extensive coverage. Ability to transport large numbers . The Capital Metro streetcar system has the ability to transport 2,000 people per day (Capital Metro, 2009). The 2,000 people, however, includes all riders, not only UT students and faculty usually driving (Capital Metro, 2009)....
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course BA 324 taught by Professor Donnellan during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08