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Cap Metro Drops Ball as Ball Drops
Detours with no notice leaves New Year's Eve revelers stranded
"...Capital Metro made a big hoo-hah about expanding service on..."

Jan. 1, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Cap Metro Wants Feedback on January Changes
First meeting Thursday night in Leander
"...Capital Metro makes service changes every six months, and it..."

Aug. 25, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Jay Wyatt Fired by Cap Metro
Cap Metro claims "sexual harassment"; Union president charges "retaliation"
"...Late Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, Capital Metro notified ATU Local 1091 President Jay Wyatt that..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Post by Michael King

Cap Metro Workers On Strike
Photos from this morning's picket line
"...the phone, desperately trying to avert a strike by Capital Metro's workers...."

Nov. 5, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Housecleaning at Cap Metro
CFO and Engineering VP resign
"...of Engineering and Construction John Almond have resigned from Capital Metro at the request of new President/CEO Linda Watson...."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

A Lone Voice Against Cap Metro Reform Bill
Austin resident – get this – actually rides the bus!
"...Sen. Kirk Watson’s SB 2015 – which would re-shape Capital Metro’s board of directors and give the organization greater..."

May 5, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Ramps Up Commuter Service
More trips for public transit riders
"...could be the year of a bigger, more rideable Capital Metro. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 7, Austin’s public transit provider..."

Jan. 2, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

UPDATED: Cap Metro Workers to Begin Strike Wednesday
Council Member Martinez offers stopgap compromise proposal
"...Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091, representing Capital Metro's drivers and maintenance workers, announced this morning that..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Walker Steps Down as Cap Metro Board Chair
After 11 years, says time for "someone else" to take on "exciting challenges"
"...Press release from Capital Metro:Lee Walker Announces Retirement from Capital Metro Board of..."

March 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Service Changes in Effect Today
South Austin, UT shuttle, and Night Owl routes see changes
"...In its latest round of service upgrades and updates, Capital Metro has unrolled changes on several South Austin, Night..."

Aug. 19, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Cap Metro Quits Congress
Buses re-routing to Guadalupe-Lavaca corridor
"...Avenue, get ready for a walk. As of today, Capitol Metro is moving the bulk of its routes from..."

June 3, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Cap Metro Testing Out Rail Cars
Service begins 2008
"...PRESS RELEASE from Cap Metro: Capital MetroRail is on the Move On Track..."

Dec. 18, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...say that the month of March went poorly for Capital Metro is putting it mildly...."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Railroaded? Cap Metro vs. Veolia
Cap Metro fires its rail contractor, and Veolia strikes back
"...Depending who you ask, Capital Metro either took swift, decisive action to protect the..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Bus Stops Here: Cap Metro
One-day strike ratchets up tensions between transit agency and union
"..."We were able to show Capital Metro we'll set it, we'll call it, and there's..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Funding Questions Follow Cap Metro's Court Win
Court victory creates more tension between labor and transit agency
"...As if the relationship between Capital Met­ro and its unionized workers weren't already strange enough,..."

July 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Contracting: Watson and Wyatt at Odds
Transit agency and labor union still renegotiating
"...the Sunset Advisory Commission issued its now-infamous report taking Capital Metro to task for mismanaging its finances, failing to..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Lege Speaks, Cap Metro Listens: Screw the Union
Lege mandates busting union contracts at Cap Metro
"...last year, and now the Legislature has mandated it: Capital Metro must change its current, convoluted labor situation and..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro to Pay Up by 2019
Council to vote on new agreement regarding Quarter Cent program funds
"...It appears that the city of Austin and Capital Metro have tentatively reached an agreement on how Cap..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Union Bristles at Cap Metro Shuffle
Are the wheels coming off the bus?
"...Jay Wyatt is mad at Capital Metro again...."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Hangs Hopes on “Connections 2025”
High frequency bus lines attempt to increase commuter freedom
" the Down­town stop. Luckily, that's one of the Capital Metro Transit Authority's six "frequent" routes, so she'd only..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

Cap Metro: The Quarter Cent Shuffle
Why Cap Metro takes a quarter-cent and then gives it back
"...when light rail lost narrowly at the polls, the Capital Metro board was under mounting road-warrior and legislative pressure..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Cap Metro Courting Prospective Partners
Transit authority could extend rail and bus service well beyond Austin
"...a transit system linking the entire Central Texas region. Capital Metro's board approved a new Service Expansion Policy that..."

July 4, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Union Charges Cap Metro Subcontract Conflicts
Was cronyism involved in picking those new subcontractors?
"...Anyone who thought that the Cap Metro board's late April approval of two contracts for..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Cap Metro Frustrating Its Regular Riders
"...Dear Editor, Re: "Cap Metro Adopts High Tech Timetables" [News, March 16]: Cap..."

March 20, 2012 Postmarks

Watson Surveys Stakeholders on Cap Metro Reforms
Now is the time to act, senator says
"...In 2007, Capital Metro underwent a peer review ordered by the Capital..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Memo to Cap Metro
Stop Union-busting, or Take a Hike
"...You gotta hand it to the folks at Capital Metro. Each time they slowly and painfully crawl out..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Cap Metro Promises To Be Good
Transit agency formally responds to Sunset findings
"...Capital Metro released a formal reply last week to the..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal
The Green Line takes conceptual shape
"...regional transportation investment? For the first time, the just-released Capital Metro report "Austin-Manor-Elgin Corridor: A Preliminary Review" provides the..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

No Breakthrough at Cap Metro
Union disputes notion that a deal has almost been reached
"...cry from about 80 protesters assembled in front of Capital Metro's Eastside headquarters last Saturday, their self-reflexive chant answering..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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