Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
Starting Monday, residents in an area of West Austin slated to lose some bus service will have a new option to make their first- and last-mile trips.
Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.
When you choose e-ride electric vehicles, you can save money on transportation and maintenance costs. Additionally, using a two-wheel electric e-ride vehicle helps you: Reduce air pollutants about 98% compared to gas-powered cars Have a convenient option for driving within work campuses, parks or universities, or for close-in commutes Increase visibility and awareness of electric...
Construction on the Westgate Transit Center and Park and Ride is scheduled to begin toward the end of summer and will transform the area underneath Ben White Boulevard between Manchaca Road and Pack Saddle Pass — directly across from Target — into a mobility hub.
Learn how Melissa commutes smarter, helping our region reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions! What mode(s) of travel do you use? Rapid bus, 110 flyer, buses 10, and 1. My feet take me places, too. Where do you commute to and from? South Austin at William Cannon to Downtown Austin. Why do you enjoy your...
May is Bike Month and to celebrate we thought we provide you with some Biking 101 tips courtesy of Bike Austin. If you’re new to bicycling or starting to ride again after a long hiatus, set yourself up for success by going over some basic information: Start Slow: If it’s been a while since you’ve been...
The new ADA accessible bus was paid for with a Federal Transportation Agency grant, specifically for the City’s senior transportation service.  The vehicle seats 11 riders and is wheelchair accessible (can seat two wheelchair passengers). The STAR program is offered by the City to transport independent ambulatory seniors.
Riding an electric scooter on the Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trail, and other off-street park paths, is illegal, city officials say. But riding one of the stand-up scooters now available for rent around Austin is legal on most Austin vehicle lanes and in all bike lanes. And what about sidewalks, where the scooter riders are...
There’s some new competition in the short-term vehicle rental market in Austin. California based Bird launched their dockless, electric scooters in Austin Thursday, targeting individuals who need a short “last-mile” trip that may be too long to walk, but too short to drive. As KVUE’s Jason Puckett tested out in the video above, the service works...
Despite transit’s strong safety record, the cultural stereotypes portraying it as crime-ridden and lawless persist. Such stereotypes make transit expansions more challenging and scare away would-be riders. Racism is often deeply embedded in these stereotypes, as a recent Google glitch regarding Atlanta’s MARTA system demonstrated. It is true that, in serving diverse cities and towns, transit systems may expose...

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