Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
Major expansions of Interstate 35, the “Y” at Oak Hill, U.S. 183 in North Austin, Loop 360 and RM 620 are among hundreds of highway projects listed in a 10-year state transportation plan set for consideration and possible approval Thursday by the Texas Transportation Commission.
The budget includes initiatives aimed at increasing electronic toll tag usage, strengthening driver information and communication, leveraging technology.
Waze Carpool matches up to 5 people with nearly identical commutes based on their home and destination addresses. Commuters can choose to be a driver or rider. Drivers earn gas money and riders pay a small rate to cover the costs of gas and vehicle wear and tear. From August 1-October 31, all rides to/from...
Learn how Karena commutes smarter, helping our region reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions! “Hi everyone! This summer, I commuted from my apartment near the UT Austin campus to my internship with Merck at the Dell Medical School. I usually biked, but sometimes I carpooled with my fellow interns when the weather was less friendly...
Pflugerville residents could soon see an express bus route to downtown Austin. The Transit Development Plan is a planning document three years in the making developed in coordination with public transportation provider Capital Metro.
Capital Metro’s future will be electrified as the agency began testing electric buses in Austin. The agency will test electric buses from three manufacturers, including California-based Proterra, which has sold about 700 buses and opened a second manufacturing facility to handle those orders, Proterra Regional Sales Director Lauren Cochran said.
Why are some morning commutes so much worse than others? New research shows that nighttime and early-morning energy use can be a good predictor of morning traffic congestion.
For those new to Austin, many may face the same issue as Sheu as they learn to navigate the different public transport options.
If the Austin area is ever to have light rail or even a high-capacity system of buses, Capital Metro and city of Austin leaders are going to have to work together to make that happen.
Bird, the rapidly expanding dockless electric scooter company, announced two new initiatives this morning seeking to position the company as a safety leader among the current crop of urban mobility startups—and help give its users safe places to ride in cities.

This page is also available in: Español (Spanish)