Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
One of the biggest challenges to Austin’s growth is mobility and how people get around town. Capital Metro’s been working on making public transportation better, but there are still issues. It has been one year since CapMetro overhauled its system across the city and beyond. “We had to get to a point where we had...
A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations. Learn More…
Austin, TX is working to create an incentive pilot program to increase transit ridership. The pilot comes at the request of the city council, which in December passed a resolution declaring the city had to find creative ways to increase transit ridership to combat increases in traffic congestion and the cost of car ownership. Learn more…
The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town. Learn more…
In terms of traveling green the difference between renting a car and riding is profound. According to the EPA, carbon dioxide accounts for 95 to 99 percent of automobile-generated global warming emissions; a typical rental car spews out almost one pound of CO2 per mile. Learn More…
This might make your commuting headaches feel even worse: A global index ranks Austin among the world’s 180 most traffic-congested cities and among the country’s 20 most traffic-congested cities. Learn more…
“New mobility” is a term that is sweeping the globe and a concept that is revolutionising how people get from point A to point B and everywhere in between. Learn more …
On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved funding a new ride-hailing project in Manor run by Capital Metro. The service, called Pickup, aims to provide residents of Austin’s fastest-growing suburb an alternative to driving that is more reliable than existing bus service. Learn More…
Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Learn more…
To fight the gridlock that plagues American cities, some mayors and city councils are taking a new tack: Rather than adding more lanes and more pavement, they’re trying to reduce car traffic, or even eliminate it entirely. Learn more …

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