Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC boosts bus lanes on the Drag

The Urban Transportation Commission last Wednesday boosted a grassroots call on City Council to spend part of 2016’s $720 million mobility bond package on dedicated bus lanes along the congested stretch of Guadalupe Street known as the Drag.The UTC voted…

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

AURA to Capital Metro: Seek new shelters

Even as it overhauls its downtown train station, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is sticking with the same design for its MetroRapid shelters, to the chagrin of one advocacy group.Last Thursday, AURA – formerly Austinites for Urban Rail Action before…

Monday, March 5, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Shorter headways create mild headaches for Capital Metro

Ever since the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority began operating its two MetroRapid routes at 10-minute intervals during daytime hours, the agency has seen an uptick in an unwelcome phenomenon of buses of the same line running back to back.The bunching,…

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro board hits pause on MetroAccess contract proposal

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Monday sent back to its committees a staff proposal to readjust a paratransit provider’s contract to the tune of $25.7 million.Chad Ballentine, the agency’s vice president of demand response and innovative…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect draft plan makes premature debut

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube after a draft version of its proposed Project Connect system plan found its way online Monday evening.The plan, which features an ambitious combination of light…

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro officially anoints new executive head

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s next CEO and president, Randy Clarke, will take the transit agency’s reins on March 7.On Monday, Capital Metro’s board of directors unanimously approved the terms of Clarke’s five-year contract, a document Clarke was on hand…

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