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Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Capital Metro to consider bikes on last-ride buses

The Bicycle Advisory Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution asking Capital Metro to consider allowing bicycles on city buses for the final ride of the night. This would allow a bus with a full bike rack to still accept…

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro introduces FY 2016 budget

The Capital Metro Transportation Authority’s sales tax revenue stream is expected to reach historic heights in Fiscal Year 2016, which is a plus since the entity’s services are also slated for a hefty expansion as well. On Monday, Chief Financial…

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…

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