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Friday, March 24, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

New MetroRail trains roll into Austin

With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route. On Thursday, workers at the agency’s North Operations…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro touts partnership that keeps vulnerable residents moving

A nonprofit effort to expand transportation equity in Austin is celebrating a milestone while also dropping six figures to expand its scope. Last week, the Transit Empowerment Fund announced it has provided its 3,000,000th bus ride via its partnership with…

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Monday, March 6, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility plan will prioritize transit

The collaborative effort to craft a transit priority policy is being rolled into the larger Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. Last Wednesday, Austin Transportation Department staff briefed the City Council Mobility Committee on their nearly year-old charge to put together a…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro approves Connections 2025

It’s all systems go for Connections 2025. On Monday afternoon, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors unanimously approved the framework that will guide the agency’s bus operations for the next decade. “This could be a watershed for Capital…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Connections 2025 delayed yet again

Connections 2025 is facing another monthlong delay. During a Monday afternoon work session on the proposed overhaul of the agency’s bus network, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors remained riddled with anxieties, leading Chair Wade Cooper to postpone the…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

At Travis County, CTRMA’s park-and-ride proposal hits another pothole

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday pitched a second strike against an elaborate plan to build eight new transit-oriented parking lots along Central Texas toll roads. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s decision to defer action on the proposal put forward…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Work session reveals new details, wrinkles in Connections 2025 draft

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority could turn toward technology to help pick up riders left stranded by the proposed overhaul of its sprawling transit network. On Wednesday, planners told the agency’s board of directors that options such as carsharing, vanpooling,…

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Friday, November 18, 2016 by Jack Craver

Uber wants to come back to Austin

Uber does not have hard feelings about Prop 1. In a forum hosted by the Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy and KUT on the patio of the Ginger Man bar downtown, a representative of the ride-hailing giant expressed regret about the…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Connections 2025 experiencing a month delay due to rider concerns

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving a little less rapidly toward the adoption of Connections 2025, thanks in part to public outcry about some of its proposed service changes. The agency is banking that the long-range service plan and…

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