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Austin’s Project Connect Transit Plan Drastically Reduced

The details of drastic reductions to the proposed building program for Austin’s Project Connect long-range transit plan are now open for public comment.

March 23, 2023 - KUT

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Texas Legislation Would Add More Roadblocks for Transit Funding in Austin

A former Austin city councilmember, now at the Texas State Legislature, is trying to make it harder for Austin Transit Partnership to borrow money to fund Project Connect, the Austin region’s big, ambitious transit investment plan.

March 20, 2023 - KUT

Electric bus in Austin, Texas

Revisions Looming, Austin’s Project Connect Reveals the Obstacles of Transit Planning in 2023

A once sprawling and singularly ambitious capital investment plan for the Capital Metro system will soon be reduced in size and scope. The episode is more evidence of an emerging era of transit planning austerity.

March 15, 2023 - TransitCenter

Electric bus in Austin, Texas

Austin Preparing to Trim 'Project Connect' Long-Term Transit Plans

Increasing costs and an understanding about taxes are reducing the scope of the long-term transit plan in Austin, Texas.

October 18, 2022 - Axios Austin

Austin Bus

Austin’s Transit CEO Moving to D.C.

After overseeing a major system redesign and plans for its largest-ever expansion, the head of Capital Metro will take over Washington, D.C.’s transit agency.

May 17, 2022 - KUT

Austin Bus

Coming Soon to Austin: More Electric Buses, Two New High-Frequency Lines

Austin's transit agency is accelerating its move toward an all-electric fleet with the addition of 200 new electric buses.

October 6, 2021 - KUT

Project Connect, Capital Metro

How COVID Impacts the Future of Light Rail in Austin

The budget for Austin’s massive transportation plan was cut by nearly a third in the wake of the pandemic, but a tax rate increase to help pay for it is still on the ballot for November.

September 30, 2020 - Katharine Jose

Austin Cycle

Transit, Bikeshare Integration Planned in Austin

Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.

May 28, 2020 - Austin Monitor

Project Connect, Capital Metro

Transit Galore in Capital Metro's New Transit Plan for Austin

New light rail lines, dedicated busways, and expanded bus and commuter rail service are on the Project Connect menu.

March 11, 2020 - KUT

Capital Metro Metrorail

Details of Austin's Big 'Project Connect' Transit Plan Emerge

The public got its first taste of the ambitions of the Project Connect transit plan in the state capital of Texas.

January 16, 2020 - KXAN

Captal Metro

Austin Mulling New Incentives for Transit Riders

A proposed pilot program would text six new types of transit ridership incentives in the city of Austin.

July 22, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Capital Metro Bus

Bus System Redesign Boosts Ridership in Austin

Over a year after Capital Metro in Austin overhauled its bus system design, the system is bucking national trends and achieving growth in its ridership numbers.

July 19, 2019 - CBS Austin

Saltillo Lofts

Austin, Texas Shows the Way to Plan and Design Transit Oriented Development

Capital Metro in Austin, Texas recently published a set of outstanding resources for planning and designing Transit Oriented Development: a Transit Design Guide, a TOD Priority Tool and a TOD Guide. Way to go, Austin!

December 12, 2018 - Transit Design Guide

Captal Metro

Transit Rides Now Free for Kids in Austin

Capital Metro is growing a new generation of public transit riders.

December 6, 2018 - Austin Monitor

Austin Bus

Austin Bus System Overhaul Goes Into Effect Today

Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."

June 3, 2018 - Austin American-Statesman

Austin Bus

When Parking Is Cheap, Students Don't Take the Bus

Students and faculty at Austin Community College are less inclined to make use of their discounted transit passes. But, why?

August 2, 2017 - Austin Monitor

Decision Time for Bus Rapid Transit on I-35 in Austin

The rubber meets the road, or not.

July 15, 2017 - Austin Monitor

Austin Traffic

Austin's Capital Metro Makes Like Uber and Lets Users Hail Their Ride

Public transit is evolving to keep up with the conveniences offered by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The question is whether it will work for the long haul.

June 1, 2017 - KXAN

Austin Bus

Big Changes Coming for Austin Transit System

After a long survey process, Austin looking to update its transit system focusing on frequency on its busiest routes.

March 4, 2017 - Capital Metro Blog

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