As we mentioned throughout our ride, the R-Line has a lot of opportunities to grow into something great. As time goes on, development around the stations will help connect residents to vital infrastructure, such as sidewalks and bike paths, and enable them to use the amenities light rail has to offer.
Signal priorities at intersections, prioritizing transit over automobiles, would be a great start that can be fixed before development goes in. Given that it already takes 35 minutes to get from the Peoria Station to Nine Mile and just over an hour to get from the Peoria Station to the Colorado Station, every minute counts.
Quickly expanding on that point, when using Google Maps at the Peoria Station, riding the bus and driving came up as significantly quicker options to get me to my originating station even with the R-Line right in front of me. Again, every minute counts.
Thank you for taking a ride on the R-Line with us today!