Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro committee reviews split contracts

Capital Metro’s Operations, Planning and Safety Committee reviewed two major, multimillion-dollar contracts Monday for area rail lines that could increase revenue for the transportation entity. Melvin Clark, vice president of rail operations, said his staff reconfigured contractors’ responsibilities this year…

Friday, May 29, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro awards $256 million contract

The Capital Metro board of trustees decided at its regular meeting to swap service contractors for a portion of its bus routes Wednesday, despite employee concerns. Board members unanimously approved a $256 million contract with Dallas-based MV Transportation that could…

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Taxicab drivers rally for worker-owned co-op

As Austin’s ground transportation service industry faces upheaval due to new competition, taxi drivers are using a looming expiration of the city’s taxicab franchises as an opportunity to push for, among other requests, a cooperative, driver-owned franchise. Dave Passmore, president…

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Mobility Committee maneuvers on taxicab contracts

While the city has begun a process to rewrite regulations for both taxicabs and transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, a looming expiration of the city’s taxicab franchise agreements and a bill in the Texas Legislature appear to…

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Mobility Committee considers taxicab regulations

While taxicabs have served Austin for decades, the entrance of Uber and Lyft into the picture has prompted a ground-up re-evaluation of how the city regulates the seasoned industry. The City Council Mobility Committee considered a set of amendments to…

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro board to vote on new bus routes

The Capital Metro Operations, Planning and Safety committee has approved adding several proposed bus service changes to the full Capital Metro board’s regular March 23 agenda for a final vote. Lawrence Deeter, senior planner for Capital Metro, presented proposed June 2015…

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