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CONNECTIVITY

  The shortest distance between two points is always a straight line.  In order for one point of a transit system to work effectively with another, there must be a link between these two points (a route, a bus, a connection, or a transfer hub.)  Connectivity can be illustrated using a spider's web.  When there are many strands connecting one point of the web with another, the web is stronger.  



A strong sturdy web on the left weaved by a healthy spider -- a weaker web was done by a spider under the influence of LSD on the right.

When a transit system offers the most direct route to get to a destination, the system functions better because the passenger is not forced to travel in circuitous fashion, but can arrive at his or her destination in a direct way and in the shortest amount of time.  


What if the US Interstate System were in the form of a "trunkline and feeder" model?  
The United States Main Trunkline (in blue) would stretch from New York to San Francisco with other highways branching from this main line.
Thankfully, the Pulse System more nearly mirrors the "spider web" of our present Interstate System.
  
  Back in 2017, LeeTran had actually been informed of this lack of connectivity!
  And yet, this problem, three years later, has not been addressed!  In pursuing a "trunkline and feeder" system, LeeTran is going in the opposite direction of finding a suitable solution to this problem of connectivity!
  Take for instance, the Pulse Plan's proposed nexus at Michigan and Marsh for the 10, 15, 20 and 105 Routes to exchange passengers.  Instead of creating this point of interchange between four different routes, LeeTran instead says that this area does not require an interface.  Instead, they plan to invest in their resources in building up the Rosa Parks Transfer Center, which will result in forcing passengers back to the main trunk line on Cleveland Ave., rather than in diversifying points at which passengers can make transfers.  [See:  ]



  Creating more transfer hubs creates more options for passengers, just as it does with the US Interstate System.  For example, a passenger on Palm Beach Blvd is able to take a bus to Lehigh Acres bus without ever having to go to Rosa Parks or the Edison Mall first.  Or someone on Edison Av. can go to Ortiz Av. without having to go to Rosa Parks first.  Not only does more transfer hubs save on overcrowding on the main trunk line, but it also saves significant valuable travel time for the passenger as well!