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Friday, September 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro: No stopgap plan for fill-in-the-gap stops

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking a slow approach to the eight pairs of stations destined to fill in key gaps along its two MetroRapid routes.“The long story short is we expect to have them in service by this…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro greenlights millions more for MetroRail

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will spend $65.7 million to install federally mandated safety upgrades along its commuter rail line.The agency’s board of directors voted unanimously on Monday to hire Modern Railway Systems to augment the 32-mile Red Line with…

Monday, August 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro arrives in Round Rock

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has extended its service to another Austin suburb.On Thursday, representatives from Capital Metro, Williamson County, Austin Community College and the city of Round Rock gathered in that community to officially cut the ribbon on four…

Friday, August 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

TxDOT document reveals limp projections for I-35 bus plan

The Texas Department of Transportation has projected less than stellar ridership numbers for a proposed enhanced bus line on I-35, but a top Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority official says he isn’t losing any sleep over it.On Wednesday, Capital Metro Vice…

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro to lose its head

Linda Watson, the president and chief executive officer of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will step down at the end of 2017.The agency made the announcement through a press release sent out just before 5 p.m. on Monday, just hours…

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect advances despite lingering concerns over key details

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors on Monday gave its blessing to the handful of staff-curated corridors that will be studied for potential high-capacity transit investments.The 6-0 vote, with Council Member Delia Garza and fellow Board Member Terry…

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