Anchorage Buses Switch to a High Frequency Grid
"Shorter wait times and fewer neighborhood stops are some of the big changes Anchorage bus riders can expect Monday as a long-awaited overhaul of the People Mover system takes effect," reports Devin Kelly.
"The result is a less circuitous system aimed at making it easier to catch a bus in the city's most populated areas and along major roads," adds Kelly "Many routes have been transformed into a straight shot between two points instead of winding through neighborhood streets." The article includes a map of the new system.
Anchorage planners have been working on the changes to the bus system for over a year (see Kelly's previous coverage of the planning effort).
Jarret Walker + Associates served as consultants on the project, and Walker took to the Human Transit blog to explain more details of the bus system redesign. For instance, Walker explains that the new system will gain four frequent lines where there were previously none.