Transit

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Application deadline extended for Austin Transit Partnership board

Application deadlines have been extended to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 for community members interested in serving on the five-member board of the Austin Transit Partnership, the independent organization that will oversee execution of Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Project Connect.…

Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Samuel King

Capital Metro seeks to make transit more accessible for low-income riders

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is launching two new initiatives that aim to expand equity and access to its app. One will test capping fares for low-income users, while the other will allow those customers and others to pay for rides…

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Cap Metro cross-charges electric buses

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been testing out the electric bus market this year with vehicles and charging systems from two different manufacturers. While the six Proterra and six New Flyer buses originally came with manufacturer-specific charging systems, Capital…

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Covid-19 informs Pickup service model

The on-demand, app-based transportation service Pickup has become an increasingly central piece of Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority‚Äôs service network in recent years, beginning with a pilot in 2017 and expanding into seven neighborhoods today. As the program expands into new…

Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro committee recommends pedestrian and transit connections agreement

At about $130,000 each, pedestrian hybrid beacons have been shown to reduce crashes by 29 percent, car-pedestrian crashes by 69 percent and serious injuries and fatal crashes by 15 percent. The city has 84 of these crossings around the city…

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County works out budget snags with Cap Metro in transportation blueprint

Travis County has nearly finished its second year of partnership with Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide transit operations into unincorporated parts of Travis County. In the process, transportation staff has uncovered a few unanticipated costs that will affect the…

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