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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Cap Metro board greenlights central corridor study

Project Connect is returning to Central Austin. The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors unanimously approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban core dubbed the Central…

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Cap Metro CEO: Austin “not ready” for light rail

The head of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday put a wet sponge on the feverish hopes that light rail transit in Austin could become a reality sooner rather than later. “I probably echo what I’ve read (Mayor Steve…

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Cap Metro rolls out downtown MetroRail station plans

Capital Metro has scaled down its ambitions for a permanent MetroRail station in downtown Austin. The transit agency showed off at a public meeting on Friday its preferred concept for the station, a much more conventional rendering compared to the…

Friday, October 30, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect lives

Several months after a catastrophic hack forced Capital Metro officials to yank it offline, Project Connect’s website is back in action. It’s not clear exactly when officials turned ProjectConnect.com back on. A check as recently as Oct. 7 by a…

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Cap Metro approves budget for next fiscal year

The rubber will continue to hit the road for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses and transit services for another year, according to the $357 million Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget that the agency’s board of directors unanimously adopted on Monday. The…

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Cap Metro hires plan consultant despite confusion

Following a discussion that shed some light on how the organization functions, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors voted unanimously at a special called meeting Monday to hire a consultant for its 10-year service plan in spite of…

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