Best of Austin More 2008 Critics Services Best Stylist for Curly Hair: Ron King at Bô Salon Best New Eastside Evolution: Soma Vida Best Effort to Close the Austin Health-Care Gap: Project Access Best Reasons to Spread 'Em: TIE: Montana at Montana and Jessica at Milk + Honey and Esty Best Small Imprint Broker: Rocket Science Realty Best Neighborhood Cleaners: Cathy's Cleaners & Alterations Best Farm-to-Table Initiative: Johnson's Backyard Garden Most Austintatious Outdoor Commode: Austin Outhouse Best Place to Cure Your Road Rash: Bumper Scuffs Plus Best High Tech Co-op: Conjunctured Best Pet Whisperer: Dr. Kathryn Van Winkle Best Cut & Dye: Salon Intuitions Best Stress-Free April 15: Foundation Communities' Free Tax Centers Best Brazilian This Side of the Border: Jessica at Milk + Honey Best Sultan and Sultress of Sugar: Better Batter Bakery Best Hungry Lawn Guy: Starving Artist Lawn Care, Jason Benford Best South South Austin Computer Repair: That Computer Store Best Reason Not to Frame It Yourself: Contessa Art Gallery & Frame Best Reunited Barbers: Phyllis and Pete at Gaitan's Best Breath of Fresh Air: Texas Green Air Best Response in a Crisis: Central Texas Red Cross, Capital Area Food Bank

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Best Reason Not to Drive: Capital Metro

As gas prices skyrocket, eco-awareness rises, and traffic congestion becomes a total drag, a lot more Austinites (including Chronicle staffers) have been hopping on the bus at 3,000 stops around town. With positive 2008 changes such as the upcoming MetroRail, new buses, expanded service, simplified 'Dillo routes, and new regional partnerships, Cap Metro deserves kudos this year (even factoring in the reasonable fare hikes). Making a big, positive difference for regional planning are Doug Allen, the new executive vice president and chief development officer, and Todd Hemingson, vice president of strategic planning and development. Reading, Web-surfing, or napping while commuting – it sure beats swearing at idiot drivers.

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2910 E. Fifth, 512/389-7400
www.capmetro.org

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