Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
Mobility hubs have been used in other cities as convenient access points for different methods of public transportation. Austin, for example, has different types of mobility hubs that cater to bike, bus and rail riders. San Marcos’ first mobility hub is scheduled to open in late August or early September. Read More
As Chicago’s dockless electric scooter pilot winds down to its eventual end on October 15, they have started to gain further understanding of the devices’ impact on the city. Read More
Thousands of more commuters are hitting Central Texas streets. Many of them are making the hours-long trek to school in a bus and this school year some of the wake-up-calls are getting earlier. Learn More
Between 2010 and 2018, the Austin metropolitan area reported the fastest-growing 65 and older population in the country in metro areas with a population of more than a million people, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Experts say it’s more important than ever to consider the availability of health care, affordable housing and adequate transportation....
Leander‘s transit riders came out in force on July 18 to defend the city’s partnership with Capital Metro. A planned City Council vote to explore how Leander might withdraw from the transit authority was pulled from the agenda after Mayor Troy Hill announced city leaders would meet with Capital Metro on Aug. 22 to discuss ways to...
Austin-area riders are limited to using credit cards to purchase a Capital MetroRail ticket through the Capital Metro app or at a partnering retail outlet but not at the rail station. By next spring that will change as the transit agency plans to install new ticket vending machines that will once again allow riders to...
The Commissioners Court voted unanimously to adopt the Travis County Transportation Blueprint, which lays out a vision for infrastructure in unincorporated parts of Travis County over the next quarter-century. The county’s plan also calls for more multimodal options, even in sparsely populated rural areas. Learn more…
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…

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