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Transportation

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

City wants to keep taxi franchise system

The city of Austin doesn’t want to give up on traditional taxicabs, but it acknowledges that they need to adapt to survive in the face of competition from cheaper ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft.On Thursday, City Council will…

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro gears up for no-pilot shuttle pilot

Austin, the “Kitty Hawk of driverless cars,” will likely see autonomous shuttles ferrying passengers through downtown streets by the end of 2018.The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday revealed new details about a planned yearlong pilot program that will run…

Monday, June 25, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro picks up its customer service game

Austin’s transit agency is putting renewed emphasis on the customers who make up the bulk of its service.On Monday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff revealed to the board of directors details about a new initiative dubbed the Bus Customer Service…

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro sets its sights on the sun

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority this summer is waging a two-front offensive on one of the most dreaded enemies of Austin bus riders: the Texas sun.The agency recently rolled out a pair of demonstration projects aimed at dulling the sun’s…

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Sommer Brugal

‘Speed cushions’ hit Health and Human Services Committee

Though the program that brings new speed cushions to Austin is currently in a holding pattern, the City Council Health and Human Services Committee received an update regarding traffic calming devices at its meeting last Wednesday afternoon.Chair Ora Houston said…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Urban Transportation Commission endorses paid parking near Deep Eddy Pool

The Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday night got behind a proposal to add parking meters to streets on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake near Austin High School.The plan would create a parking management district stretching from Deep Eddy…

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