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Tag Archives: Capital Metro

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Cap Metro plan up for a vote today

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is set to vote today on a major overhaul of its bus system. If approved, the changes would take effect in June, changing more than half of all routes in the area.While…

Monday, November 13, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Park-and-ride plan rides again

Regional transportation planners have resurfaced an effort to build parking lots for suburban bus commuters that fell off the radar earlier this year.On Wednesday, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors learned that the complicated funding strategy agency…

Monday, November 13, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: What’s wrong with _______

Sad CSAC… Exactly who is the “customer” in the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Customer Satisfaction Advisory Committee? That’s the existential question the body and the agency’s board of directors will grapple with in the coming months. As we reported recently,…

Friday, November 3, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro no longer counting on ambitious I-35 bus plan

The Texas Department of Transportation’s big new plans for Interstate 35 through Austin may be the end of the road for the local transit agency’s hopes for bus rapid transit on the highway.“We don’t know for sure at this point,…

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro board treated to an earful at two public hearings

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors sat through hours of public testimony on Wednesday, much of it critical of the agency’s proposed bus network redesign.In fact, the board scheduled two separate public hearings, one in the early afternoon…

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Downtown leaders eye busing changes to manage traffic growth

Downtown Austin leaders are hoping that proposed changes in downtown routes and frequency for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus service will increase the number of employers in the city’s core willing to offer alternative transportation plans for their employees in…

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Vows, complaints and questions

Not half bad… The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors has been challenged to walk its talk. At last Tuesday’s work session, activist Zenobia Joseph took aim at the agency’s proposed bus network redesign and the claims that it…

Friday, October 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Vacancies, lack of interest put Capital Metro’s customer advisory committees in the hot seat

The two committees intended to provide user feedback to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors could be cruising toward a makeover.At Monday’s monthly board meeting, Chair Wade Cooper and Council Member Ann Kitchen expressed concerns about vacancies on…

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro board hears about proposed changes to proposed changes

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making adjustments to a long-planned massive overhaul of its fixed-route bus network just weeks ahead of a scheduled vote on the sweeping changes by the board of directors.During an extended work session on Tuesday,…

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Urban Transportation Commission reacts to Capital Metro route changes

In September, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed the Austin public that there would be a major restructuring of citywide bus lines to kick-start the Connections 2025 transit plan. To elaborate on the exact changes, on Oct. 10, Caitlin D’Alton,…

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro’s newest board member Travillion talks transit

The newest member of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday expressed his concern for transit-dependent residents who have been pushed out of Central Austin, a sentiment that could spell trouble ahead for the transit agency’s planned…

Monday, October 2, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro board approves new budget

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will cruise through its next fiscal year with a budget of $419 million.The agency’s board of directors approved that budget with a unanimous vote – minus an absent Board Member Terry Mitchell – during its…

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Racially tinged comments spark controversy for Capital Metro’s vice chair

Update: Beverly Silas, vice chair of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors told the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning that she is resigning.“I most humbly apologize to the community, to you the Travis County Commissioners Court,…

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro takes its bus network realignment to the riders

The largest overhaul of Austin’s bus network in recent memory is about to go before the court of public opinion.Next week, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold three feedback sessions to hear residents’ opinions on proposed service changes that…

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…

Friday, September 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

One small trail for North Austin, one giant loop for the whole city

Last year, Mayor Steve Adler declared in his State of the City address that great cities do big things, a message that the Shoal Creek Conservancy apparently took to heart.On Wednesday evening at a community workshop in Central Austin, the…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Group keeps gondola hopes alive

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s firm disinterest in aerial gondolas is not discouraging one group from working toward a vision of cable car transit in Austin.John McCready of Look Up Austin told the Austin Monitor last week that he has…

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…

Monday, August 28, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Field trips and missteps

Why extend the deadline when you can eliminate it?… During a budget work session on Wednesday morning, Council Member Ora Houston asked whether the deadline for submitting items to the budget concept menu was Tuesday night or Wednesday night. Don’t…

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