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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…

Friday, November 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Transit priority is a top priority for Project Connect

Project Connect is doomed unless the city hands over dedicated right of way.That was the message relayed by Javier Arguello, long range planning director for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to the city’s Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday night.Arguello told…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro board approves major renovation of its bus network

The first time was all it took for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s contentious June 2018 service changes.The sweeping overhaul of the transit agency’s bus network earned the board of directors’ stamp of approval on Wednesday, avoiding the months of…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Cap Metro plan up for a vote today

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is set to vote today on a major overhaul of its bus system. If approved, the changes would take effect in June, changing more than half of all routes in the area.While…

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