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MetroRail Takes Off [Video]
Footage of the commuter train's first day
"...Monday, but hey – "better late than never" is MetroRail's unofficial motto, right? Included: conversations with passengers, nice shots..."

March 23, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Riding (and Live-Blogging) the MetroRail
Commuter train successfully (finally!) launches
"...Yes, the wi-fi on the MetroRail works great. And no, I didn't make that first,..."

March 22, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

It's On: MetroRail to Launch March 22
Cap Met says its commuter rail is ready to roll
"...years and multiple postponements behind schedule – says the MetroRail Red Line, its Leander-to-Downtown commuter rail line, will start..."

March 5, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Watch
A little bit of mileage

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature

MetroRail Watch
Capital Metro sets yet another goal for the launch of MetroRail

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Watch
Waiting, but not holding our breath
"...Testing of MetroRail’s afternoon schedule was to begin Monday, so I hung..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Watch
How long will we wait for the train?
"...Capital Metro’s monthly MetroRail progress report lists several accomplishments, such as “relocation of..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature

MetroRail Watch
How long will we wait for the train?
"...and has moved some federal stimulus cash away from MetroRail to regular operations, but since the arm was hanging..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

MetroRail Watch
How long will we wait for the train?
"...has released its August update on the progress of MetroRail. We don't entirely understand all of it, but there..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Progresses; 'Dillo Regresses
Dicking around with the 'Dillo
"...simulate boarding and deboarding of passengers on the new MetroRail system (which would connect with the 'Dillos, if they're..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

MetroRail’s Moving Schedule
Arrival times moved up 10 minutes through June

March 30, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

MetroRail: The Trip Home
Riding the new train

March 22, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Metrorail Watch
How Long Will We Wait for the Train?

March 12, 2010 News Feature

Riding MetroRail, Part 2 (Video)
The media goes for a ride on the new choo-choo

March 9, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

MetroRail Watch
How long will we wait for the train?

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature

MetroRail Watch
How long will we wait for the train?

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature

Design a Poster, Save A Life
Local ISDs and Cap Metro launch rail safety competition for kids near new tracks
"...So with testing of the Capital MetroRail system starting on Feb. 12, Austin ISD, Leander ISD..."

Jan. 22, 2009 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 Testing Begins Tonight..."

Dec. 18, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Cans Veolia
Rail firm dumped, two new contractors to be voted on this afternoon
"...replacement contracts this afternoon: Herzog Transit Services, Inc. for MetroRail operations and rail maintenance, and Watco Companies, Inc. for..."

Dec. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Wheels Coming Off the Train?
MetroRail launch indefinitely suspended
"...one of Cap Metro's labor contractors. The launch of MetroRail, which had already been delayed from March 30 to..."

March 21, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

City, Cap Metro Commit to “Historic” Transit Expansion Plan
Plan includes new rail lines and enhancements to the current MetroRail Red Line, MetroRapid, and MetroBus service
"...originally earmarked for bus rapid transit), and Green (the MetroRail commuter service aimed at the Eastern Crescent), along with..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap Metro: This Is Just the Beginning
Rail service to begin March 22
"...is when the transit agency will finally launch its MetroRail Red Line, the long anticipated and much delayed Leander-to-Austin..."

March 5, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Met/Veolia War of Words Gets Nasty
Transit agency says fired contractor trying to "scare the public"
"...fired Veolia Transportation from the task of finishing the MetroRail commuter line, scheduled to start early next year, and..."

Dec. 21, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Getting Around Austin: SXSW Edition
Alternatives to driving your car (because that's a terrible idea)
"...METRORAIL EXTENDED SERVICE MetroRail Extended Service runs from Leander and..."

March 3, 2016 SXSW Post by Eloise Kirn

Cap Metro Accelerates Plans for Fare Hike
Transit agency seeks fare increases
"...passes from $1.50 to $2, but express bus rides, MetroRail fares, and multi-ride pass prices would be higher than..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Railroaded? Cap Metro vs. Veolia
Cap Metro fires its rail contractor, and Veolia strikes back
"...is no longer charged with completing the much-delayed Leander-to-Downtown MetroRail commuter line...."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

New Year = New Transit Fares
Bus-dependent riders say Cap Metro favoring suburbanites
"...different fares for regular bus service, express buses, short MetroRail trips, and longer MetroRail trips, Cap Metro now has..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

You've Got Rail!
Commuter rail springs to life
"...burning through its savings, the launch of the new MetroRail commuter line was a year behind schedule, and finally,..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Crestview at the Crossroads
Near north neighborhood faces redevelopment transformation
"...Austin stops of what Capital Metro has since branded MetroRail...."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Big, Bold, and Costly: Austin’s Makes a Third Try at Rail Transit
The train is here
"...ACC Highland (the Gold Line); upgrades to the current MetroRail Red Line (and, down the road, the new Green..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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