CapRemap — Austin’s restructuring of its transit service in 2018— raised several equity concerns and accusations of racial discrimination. In spite of CapMetro’s service equity analysis showing compliance with FTA’s policies, activists are still determined that the redesign violates Title VI requirements. So who got this right? and why were equity concerns an issue?

CapMetro and the FTA’s Perspective

Before analyzing the data in greater detail, it is worth mentioning CapMetro’s equity analysis that showed compliance with Title VI— in fact, CapMetro states that the benefit to minorities from the service adjustments far exceeds the potentially adverse impact!

As discussed in an MPO policy meeting

Cesar N. Yahia

optimization and analytics for transportation systems — UT Austin

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