HIGH RIDERSHIP CONCEPT
Red lines arrive every 15 minutes or better.
Purple lines arrive every 20 minutes.
In this Concept, most routes would arrive every 20 minutes or sooner. People would have shorter waits all day on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and not just at weekday rush hour. Nighttime and early morning routes would also run more frequently than in the existing network.
However, adding this much service to so many routes means fewer routes can be run with the same amount of money. So some places would lose service in this Concept.
More people would ride the buses because most routes arrive every 15 or 20 minutes, all week long, making connections much easier and getting people to more jobs, faster.
More routes would come every 15 or 20 minutes, all day. Lower-income residents and residents of color would have more access to frequent service than they do in the existing network.
Weekend routes would run more frequently. They would run close to places with the most people and jobs, especially lower-income people and lower-wage jobs
Transferring between routes, and between bus and rail, would be quicker thanks to new frequent connections.
Some coverage loss
This Concept would still run routes near 91.7% of peoples’ existing trips. While most existing riders would have access to the more frequent network, some people wouldn’t be close to any transit at all.