Smarter, Safer, Sustainable Commuting Options
After successfully launching its free first-mile, last-mile service at Domain Northside in November, Electric Cab of North America has expanded the service to the downtown Austin area.
The city of San Marcos and Texas State University will issue a joint request for proposals to get at least one station-free bike sharing company to operate in the area.
Austin is joining the ranks of cities testing out dockless bicycles. City Council approved a pilot program for the bike-share program. The idea is to have bicycles that can be located and unlocked with a smartphone application.
Look for Katie Smith Deolloz riding a bike, walking or taking a bus, but don’t expect to see her driving a car. And now, look for her at the helm of Bike Austin. The non-profit organization, which promotes cycling for transportation and recreation, has selected Deolloz as its new executive director.
Cuong works for the city of Austin at the One Texas Center just south of downtown, however, he lives in northwest Austin. This can be quite the commute but Cuong has made the best of it. He vanpools to work using the Rideshare program from Capital Metro and he shifts his schedule so he is not commuting to work during peak...
On Jan. 7, Austin’s public transit provider will roll out new and improved changes to its commuter services for both MetroRail and MetroExpress. In an effort to alleviate train car overcrowding, rail service will expand service with six additional trips.
Over the past few years, you have likely seen the tiny white cars with Car2Go branding traveling around town. Carsharing companies like Car2Go and Zipcar have been operating in the region for a number of years and could help you out if you do not have access to your own vehicle. Carsharing is a vehicle rental model that allows people to...
For just over a year now, Chariot has been providing Austin with what they term “micro-transit,” Chariot offers a mix of fixed-route mass-transit and on-demand ridesharing and they could help you get to work more sustainability than driving yourself which can to congestion and can harm the environment. Chariot has three different public transit-like routes where individuals can reserve a seat...
Victor works in downtown Austin for Travis County but lives in Leander. This is a 50+ mile per day commute. This could be a commuting nightmare; however, Victor has found a way to make it work without relying on a car. For the past six years, Victor has commuted to work via bike, train, and/or bus. He says, “Commuting to...

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