August 7, 2012

COTA September 2012 Changes

COTA has a PowerPoint up which details the proposed September 2012 service changes. I mainly will discuss the Casino service changes since I'm a westsider.

The #6 and #10 are affected in the service change. The #6 will terminate at the casino instead of shoppers lane (Westland Mall eastern entrance). The #10 will similarly switch a shoppers lane stop to the Casino.

With the Westland area economic draw being diminished, I think this will be a winning proposition.

The other interesting service addition is a new Friday and Saturday night route from downtown to the Casino between 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM according to a Dispatch article. From the same article, there's a detail which is overlooked: the new route will be somewhat limited stop:

Graphic Source: Dispatch
Between the Casino and the Scioto River, there are approximately 13 stop pairs. For the regular #10 route there are approximately 26 stop pairs. For reference:

That's about a 5.5 mile distance which places the #10 at 0.20 miles per stop and the #777 at 0.40 miles per stop. COTA, let's try to do the Lucky Owl service at all times because people really do want to get to their destinations as quickly as possible. Public transit is a very good example of where the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

At some point later in the week I'll try to get in a post about the remaining service changes.

Cool Star Trek Needs of the Many video of the day:

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