Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro votes on paratransit provider contracts

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors voted Monday afternoon to put the agency’s paratransit operations in the hands of a single contractor.The pair of votes to authorize agency CEO and President Randy Clarke to negotiate agreements with Ride…

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee doesn’t not want Council to add Project Connect to November bond

After some brief dais drama on Tuesday, City Council’s Mobility Committee unanimously endorsed the idea of at least talking about putting $15 million in Project Connect seed money on the November ballot.The 4-0 vote nudged forward a request made by…

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Dockless scooters and bikes zip through Mobility Committee

City Council’s Mobility Committee learned on Tuesday afternoon that when it comes to dockless bikes and scooters, the last foot is the technology’s biggest problem.That was the message at least from Jason JonMichael, assistant director of smart mobility with the…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

After two dockless scooter companies launch in Austin, city speeds up rule process

Jumping the gun works, it seems.While city staff was devising a pilot program to govern dockless bikes and scooters, expecting to bring a proposal to Council members in June, two companies dropped their electric scooters throughout the city. Now the…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect’s big hopes hinge on small investment

Project Connect’s path to an estimated $8 billion worth of high-capacity transit investments could be washed out if City Council and Austin voters don’t greenlight a $15 million installment this year, according to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s director of…

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Council revisits draft Corridor Construction Program during work session

Tuesday’s City Council work session featured a swap of information between city staff and Council members regarding the draft Corridor Construction Program.Council delayed a vote on the draft program at its March 22 meeting. That vote set the stage for…

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