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Council and Cap Metro Prepare to Hand Transit Plan to Voters
City's big plan is nearing the station
"...• The MetroRail commuter rail service, which uses existing freight rail right-of-way..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

APD’s Secret Informants Eyeing Neighbors for “Suspicious” Activity, Leaked Documents Reveal
APD intel center puts spies among us
" warns that a person "who regularly rides the MetroRail from Howard Station to the Downtown Station has changed..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

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

Austin at Large: Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
It’s absurd out there, but you can still make good decisions, now and in November
"...has also dialed back PC 2.0's enhancements to the MetroRail Red Line as cost-ineffective, which is a major shift..."

May 15, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

CapMetro Suspends MetroExpress Service, Eliminates Fare in April
New measures installed to minimize spread of COVID-19

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Capital Metro Further Suspends Transit Service
Temporary modifications aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19
"...MetroRapid services shifted to Sunday-level service every day, while MetroRail (still operating its normal weekday service) adopted a reduced..."

March 27, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Cap Metro Begins Modified Transit Schedule March 18
New boarding and cleaning protocols also announced
"...Metro Rapid buses will operate with less frequency; the MetroRail Red Line will operate its usual Monday-Friday day schedule,..."

March 17, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Trains! Tunnels! Billions! Austin Gets First Look at Proposed Transit Plan
Next steps: public input, May Council vote, November election
"...vehicles); more frequency and two new stations on the MetroRail Red Line (at the new Austin FC stadium on..."

March 6, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System
Following the slow march toward a vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit
"...service (in addition to the current 801 and 803), MetroRail Green Line commuter rail service (to augment the current..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Mapping the Future of MetroRail's Green Line
Jan. 10 is the last day to provide feedback on new rail line
"...Eastern Crescent. Like its older sibling – the Capital MetroRail Red Line service from Downtown to Leander – the..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin City Council Shows Surprising Interest in Upzoning
Mayor throws a curveball in advance of Monday's new Land Development Code revision report
"...funding mechanisms for two new stations on the Capital MetroRail Red Line, both near the Domain – one at..."

Nov. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council OK's Motel Purchase to Help Homeless
Also on the dais: parks, trains, trails, diapers
"...funding mechanisms for two new stations on the Capital MetroRail Red Line, both near The Domain – one at..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

What’s on the Agenda for Tomorrow's City Council Meeting
A new shelter strategy, Cap Metro’s Red Line expansion, and more
"...staff to explore the creation of two new Capital MetroRail stops near The Domain. Here’s what we’ll be watching…..."

Nov. 13, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Long Story of East 11th and 12th Streets Takes a Turn
Austin’s historically black neighborhood continues to stand at the crossroads of growth
"...third of the street from the highway to the MetroRail train tracks (beyond the end of the Urban Renewal..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Austin at Large: Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving
New and welcome spirits animate the fight for transit
"...transit election, in 2004, was to create the Capital MetroRail Red Line, which – since it was just repurposing..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Leander, Cap Metro Not Breaking Up Yet
Residents turn out to support transit agency
"...happy, because we now have Saturday service." Currently, the MetroRail Red Line and MetroExpress buses help almost 500 people..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Is Austin Big Enough for Both MLS and USL Soccer Teams?
Rival sports titans square off in soccer city
"...get Capital Metro buses to the stadium (the Kramer MetroRail Station is about half a mile away, as the..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Gives Green Light to Convention Center, Scooter Riders
May 23 meeting tackles "Downtown puzzle," "micro-mobility"
"...School, Rainey Street, Waller Creek, and the new Downtown MetroRail station, to “reconnect the downtown grid.” This latest iteration..."

May 24, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Project Connect Unveils Cap Metro's Orange Line
The first route in a high-capacity transit plan
"...both money and space, explained Clarke. Pointing to the MetroRail Crestview station – where the Orange Line would intersect..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Capital Metro Breaks Ground Next Week on New Downtown Station
New station – ETA spring 2021 – envisioned as “public gathering space and mobility hub”
" this rendering) one block east of the current MetroRail terminus. The $37 million project, funded by a state..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature

Public Notice: Start Your Engines
Council gearing up for land use discussions?
" ride free on all Cap Metro services, including MetroRail and MetroAccess...."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

"...area will be able to use Cap Metro's bus, MetroRail, and MetroAccess services without charge by showing drivers or..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...record. Capital Metro said we need to expand the [MetroRail] Red Line, which everyone knows we needed to do..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...The [Capital MetroRail] Red Line runs through my district, and it’s really..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
" a major issue without an easy solution. The [MetroRail] Red Line runs through my district, and it's really..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
"...plots in this garden located behind the East MLK MetroRail stop and next to Sustainable Food Center's Teaching Garden...."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

Precourt’s Plan for McKalla Place
Terms set with city staff, McKalla's fate moves to Council
"...$5 million, not including $13 million for a new MetroRail station) and public safety needs during events held at..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Drinks Issue: Guide to Getting Home Safely
Put somebody else in the driver's seat with these transpo options
"...MetroRail is a 26-mile line that runs between Leander and..."

July 13, 2018 Food Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Major League in Soccer Dream Inches Closer to Reality
Council authorizes city manager to begin negotiations with Precourt
"...PSV would also be asked to fully fund a MetroRail station at the site (estimated by Capital Metro to..."

June 29, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

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