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Cap Met Budget Proposals Start Flying
Board member suggests protections for poor; staff says stimulus money could forestall fare increases
"...Maneuvering has begun on the Capital Metro budget, which will be discussed by the full..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro's Operating Budget
FY 2010
"...Revenue2009 Forecast2010 Budget Sales tax $140,394,858$134,106,477 Grant revenue$18,387,344$21,490,521 Rail freight$14,097,109$11,777,351..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature

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: The Fewer the Merrier
Budget cuts target Cap Metro's most vulnerable riders
"...reserves and improves bus stop accessibility," writes Linda Watson, Capital Metro's brand-new president and CEO, in the preface to..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Watson Proposes 'Naming Rights' for Cap Metro
Names of rail line, stations could be up for corporate bid
"...Capital Metro’s critics have long branded that organization as a..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro FY 2011: The Highs and Lows
Transit agency looks to partly cloudy budget future
"...Capital Metro last week released its proposed fiscal year 2011..."

Sept. 10, 2010 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
Cap Metro board reluctantly passes budget
"...Capital Metro has a budget, but still doesn't have a..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Met: The Drama Continues
A balanced budget, no train, and union leader locked out
"...Capital Metro has a budget, but it doesn’t have a..."

Sept. 29, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro's Budget Blues
Cap Metro prepares for cutbacks but finds a little dough to continue printing a schedule book
"...The belts just keep getting tighter at Capital Metro. Randy Hume, the transit authority's executive vice president..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro Accelerates Plans for Fare Hike
Transit agency seeks fare increases
"...Capital Metro's budget situation is dire enough that it's already..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro's 'Destinations' Unknown
A closer look at Cap Metro new, no-longer-free, schedule book
"...This month, Capital Metro discontinued their free bus schedules, instead offering their..."

Jan. 7, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Watson Takes Cap Metro Wheel
New CEO's first order of business is to clean up transit agency's image
"...a contract Monday to take the same position with Capital Metro...."

July 30, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

More on Cap Metro
"...Dear Editor, The article “What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right” [News, April 24] left..."

April 26, 2009 Postmarks

Community Colleges Bestow Dunce Cap on Perry
Community-college presidents and allies launch barrage of explosive verbiage on Perry after he vetoes $154 million in school funding
" fully fund community college employee benefits with general revenue because we understand that community colleges are under-funded and..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...AC: What do you think you'll bring to the Capitol that Paul Workman lacked?..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...year, cutting service while raising fares is exactly what Capital Metro proposes to do. That won't be a fun..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Shaky Railing
Three former Capital Metro board members and two former employees claim that the transportation agency attempted to put Longhorn Railway, its costly freight rail operator, out of business.
"...which operates on a rail line owned by the Capital Metro Transportation Authority, contends that the reason the company..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Halfway to Nowhere
As the Lege turns the corner, there's still plenty of time for trouble
"...sidekick. In the House, supporters of a troubled appraisal cap bill, which would require a constitutional amendment, took another..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Mystery Train
Light Rail's narrow defeat at the polls has probably spared Capital Metro an assault by legislators in January. But the agency is trying to figure out how to keep rail on track while satisfying Republican legislators who want sales tax returned.
"...If Capital Metro is not going to build light rail, what..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Put on Your Shrinking Caps
So why – let alone how – do we "need" to "reform" Texas property taxes?
"...dueling over the proper level of a local tax revenue cap – 2.5% growth year-over-year (Gov. Greg Abbott), or..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Access Denied
Cap Metro saving money means hardship for neediest riders
" fairly uncomplicated. Because the Chandlers are qualified for Capital Metro's MetroAccess paratransit services, they could call a cab..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...the guidance from Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who increased his revenue estimate by nearly $3 billion in July while highlighting..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
"...There's something to be said for having a captive customer base. Remember Lily Tomlin playing Ernestine the Telephone..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
This bill's for you
"...In the Paxtons' "Sandbox": In a move that longtime..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Ridership is up and sales tax is down, but the transit authority manages to avoid budget crisis
"...Though ridership is going up and sales-tax revenue is going down, Capital Metro has largely managed to..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap City Shut Down
" performance of its last production in that space, Capitol City Playhouse was closed by the Internal Revenue Service...."

Dec. 6, 1996 Arts Column

Transit agency's self-evaluation report reflects frustration over impediments
" a much better job serving the public, says Capital Metro, if it weren't for a major impediment: the..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Property Tax Hack Finally Gets Senate Nod
"...For two months, the 2.5% property tax revenue cap legislation launched in January has been stalled in..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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