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Monday, January 15, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Experience put Capital Metro CEO finalist over the top

The chair of the board at the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority said experience was the deciding factor when it came to selecting a lone finalist to take the executive reins.On Friday, after the board voted 7-0-1 to tap Randy Clarke…

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro CEO finalists face the public

The auditions are over and now it’s time for the judges to determine who gets to be Austin’s next top transit executive.The final four candidates in the running for the open president/CEO job at the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority faced…

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro reveals final four in its CEO search

The path to replace outgoing Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority President and CEO Linda Watson will trace through a town hall meeting in early 2018.On Wednesday, the transit agency revealed the names of the four candidates still in the running for…

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Breakdowns plague MetroRapid fleet

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s highly heralded MetroRapid buses fell well short of the agency’s maintenance goals during Fiscal Year 2016-17.Each month, the fleet of 55 vehicles failed to reach the minimum goal of miles traveled between road calls.“A road…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro sticks with ultralow-ridership line in Manor

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving full speed ahead with its plans to prioritize frequency over geographic coverage, but the agency’s commitment to that principle isn’t total.The recent adoption of the contentious June 2018 service changes that eliminated several…

Monday, November 20, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

New to Austin’s public transit system? A Cap Metro employee will ride the bus with you

Priscilla Jove, 19, sat cross-legged on a bench at a bus stop on the corner of West Oltorf Street and South Lamar Boulevard Saturday afternoon. A biology student at Austin Community College, Jove was headed out to study. She said…

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