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Monday, May 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect goes citywide

Three years after a proposal to lay 9.5 miles of light rail across a sliver of Austin went down in flames, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority planners are broadening their horizons. On Friday, the agency’s board of directors heard the preliminary results…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves ‘Smart Trips’ transit outreach

City Council voted Thursday to approve a contract with a Portland-based company to operate the “Smart Trips” program, which aims to get more people in the urban core to opt for public transit, bikes and walking over driving. Before voting…

Monday, May 8, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Renewed Project Connect closes in on milestone

The brain trust behind Project Connect will reveal which specific corridors have made the cut to advance to the next round of high-capacity transit planning on Friday. Last Wednesday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Range Planning Director Javier Arguello told…

Friday, May 5, 2017 by Jack Craver

Downtown change: new rail station, more two-way traffic

In two votes Thursday, City Council approved funding to help the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority build a new downtown rail station and public plaza to serve the Red Line and gave the OK to turn East Fifth Street into a…

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Kate Groetzinger

12th & Chicon bus stop will showcase East Austin’s African-American history

The bus stop at the southeast corner of 12th Street and Chicon once featured vibrant plaques commemorating the history of East Austin. But the plaques have fallen into disrepair since being installed in 2003. Now, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

For Capital Metro, UT shuttles ground what could be high-flying ridership numbers

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s latest systemwide ridership statistics would be trending upward were it not for an unlikely population: college students. According to recently posted data, the agency gave fewer rides in March than it did over the same…

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