Transit

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Jerry Quijano

As contract negotiations drag, Cap Metro bus drivers symbolically protest

Some Capital Metro bus drivers wore black makeup or a black sticker under their eyes Wednesday in a symbolic “Black Eye” protest of drawn-out labor negotiations between their union and a Capital Metro contractor.Capital Metro awarded a $1.4 billion contract…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro to modernize information delivery with onboard displays

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will soon outfit 67 local service buses with 29-inch wide-screen digital displays, initiating a new era of dynamic passenger information delivery.Last week, the agency’s board of directors unanimously approved a contract with Clever Devices, a…

Monday, February 3, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Advocates host discussion on what makes good transit

November’s transportation bond hasn’t taken shape yet, but is likely to feature the largest public transit investment residents have ever been asked to consider.In light of that, transit advocates and grassroots organizations hosted a talk Wednesday with Christof Spieler, engineer…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City considers new funding sources for light rail transit investment

On Tuesday, in the fifth of seven planned joint work sessions, City Council and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority discussed the need for innovative funding sources to operate and maintain a regional transit system that may involve the city’s first…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Jack Craver

County puts more money into Manor ride-hailing program

In response to higher-than-expected ridership, Travis County is putting more money into a six-month-old ride-hailing program in Manor.The Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to authorize up to $25,000 to help purchase a third bus for the Manor Pickup service, which is…

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City Council and Capital Metro talk Project Connect capacity and ridership projections

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has put together some potential outcomes for a public transit overhaul in the coming decade based on months of technical analysis, but regional and city leaders aren’t sure what to think with so many decisions…

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