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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
"...expected November vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit, as City Council and Capital Metro officials met on..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Trains! Tunnels! Billions! Austin Gets First Look at Proposed Transit Plan
Next steps: public input, May Council vote, November election
"...has released its recommended Project Connect plan for high-capacity transit in Austin - with light rail in the Lamar/Guadalupe/South..."

March 6, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Capital Metro Further Suspends Transit Service
Temporary modifications aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19
"...will temporarily suspend MetroExpress service as part of the transit agency’s latest precautions aimed at combating the spread of..."

March 27, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Rail Transit: Also Expensive!
The Austin Transit Partnership announces Project Connect pricier than predicted
"...big things happened on the way from a landslide transit victory in November 2020 to the pause-and-reflect phase we're..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Transit
A contemporary retelling of life in occupied France has chilling modern resonances
"...what they’re there for,” an omniscient narrator remarks in Transit. This is where Georg (Rogowski) finds himself, adrift in..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Council Preview: Planning to Plan Transit Station Areas
First step? Calibrating housing access on Project Connect routes
"...As City Council prepares to adopt an Equitable Transit Oriented Development plan, staff is trying to manage expectations..."

March 7, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Opinion: Cap Metro Must Safeguard No-Cost Transit for Unhoused Austinites
Adding security guards to transit centers and bus routes will increase stigmatization of the poor
"...and my community, but just months after the no-cost transit passes for unhoused Austinites has taken effect, I fear..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Column by Barry Jones

Cap Metro Begins Modified Transit Schedule March 18
New boarding and cleaning protocols also announced
"...Capital Metro, Austin’s public transit service, will operate on a modified schedule starting Wednesday,..."

March 17, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Transit Strike Looming?
Union President Wyatt: "It will happen sometime this week"
"...accused the agency of driving the agenda of McDonald Transit, agency subcontractor. Referring to CapMetro's contingency plans, Wyatt said,..."

Nov. 14, 2012 News Post by Michael King

The Austin Transit Partnership Recommends the Flexible Light Rail Option
Stretching the light rail
"...The Austin Transit Partnership has whittled down its light rail options from..."

May 23, 2023 News Post by Benton Graham

Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Doggett announces $122 million in COVID-19 relief
"...Housing and transit agencies in Austin, Travis County, and San Marcos are..."

April 3, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Transit Method’s Epic "Parasight"
Austin’s proggy power trio unloads video premiere
"...Exactly 100 seconds into the video for Transit Method’s “Parasight,” which finds the Jersey-bred/Austin-based heavies jamming in..."

June 26, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

CapMetro focuses on equitable transit-oriented development around future CapMetroRapid and Light Rail stations
Agency is leading equitable strategies for Project Connect
"...by voters in 2020 to expand our region’s public transit network. As the future owner and operator of the..."

April 13, 2023 Events Post

Big, Bold, and Costly: Austin’s Makes a Third Try at Rail Transit
The train is here
"...unveiled their recommended Project Connect (2.0) plan for high-capacity transit in Austin – an investment of nearly $10 billion..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion: History Says Now Is the Time to Invest in Transit
Transformative projects like the San Antonio Riverwalk and UT Tower were forged during troubled times
"...Capital Metro's transit plan, featuring light rail along North Lamar/Guadalupe/Congress/Riverside and investments..."

June 26, 2020 Column by Chito Vela

Special Transit Users Fear Cap Metro Cutbacks
Transportation agency wants to tighten eligibility; advocates for disabled worry that vital services will be slashed
"...Capital Metro is tightening its belt on Special Transit Services, a move that is drawing a firestorm of..."

June 2, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Opinion: Time to Retrofit Our City for the Transit System Voters Approved
Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison offers a manifesto of sorts for transit-oriented development
"...Austin's voter-approved $7 billion transit investment might look like a slow train coming, but..."

May 14, 2021 Column by Natasha Harper Madison

As Transit Cops Near, Cap Metro’s Other Public Safety Personnel Thrive
Safe on the bus
"...the roughly 25 unarmed public safety ambassadors, the public transit agency has three community intervention specialists – a role..."

Feb. 23, 2024 News Feature by Benton Graham

Austin Transit Partnership Needs Your Input as Project Connect Enters Its Trade-Offs Era
Turn this train around
"...it's a stark change in approach for the Austin Transit Partnership, which Can­nally has headed since May 2022. In..."

April 7, 2023 News Feature by Benton Graham

Council and Cap Metro Prepare to Hand Transit Plan to Voters
City's big plan is nearing the station
"...the next-to-last stop as they steer the Project Connect transit system plan toward Election Station. At a joint meeting..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Article Skirted Cultural Transit Issues
"...role in preventing Austin from committing to meaningful mass transit investments, it skirted the issue like a third rail...."

April 11, 2011 Postmarks

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
"...the two entities to seek funding from the Federal Transit Administration – and voter approval of local funding –..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Transit Proposal Arrives, Right on Time
City, Cap Metro create Project Connect partnership
"...partnership to build a massive expansion of the city's transit system – if voters agree to its funding in..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Transit Talk
"...consensus to create and pay for a substantial mass transit system …" [“Point Austin: Loaded Dice,” News, July 27];..."

July 31, 2018 Postmarks

Transit-Use Growing
"...Dear Editor, Nationally, transit ridership grew 21% over the last five years, while..."

Oct. 27, 2004 Postmarks

Opinion: Public Transit Alone Won’t Fix Traffic Woes. Is Congestion Pricing the Solution?
This lesser-known traffic control strategy encourages the diversion of traffic through ulterior routes, means, or times
"...Austinites are excited at the prospect of improved public transit infrastructure. But often, the mere existence of public transit..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Column by Aarnav Chitari

Review: Shinyribs, Transit Damage
Kevin Russell boomerangs back on supple, sultry full-band disc
"...Boomeranging back on supple, sultry, deeply tuneful full-band follow-up Transit Damage, transit authority Kevin Russell revealed in-store at Waterloo..."

July 21, 2023 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

City Council and Staff Push and Pull Over Campsites and Transit Oriented Development
OK, how about here?
"...how to prepare for forthcoming updates to the city's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy, in partnership with Capital Metro...."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Building a Transit System That Is Doomed to Failure
"...Dear Editor, "Commuters will only switch to transit if they are delivered to their final destination –..."

July 19, 2007 Postmarks

New Transit Agency Takes Command of Project Connect
Let's get rolling!
"...Nov. 3 to Inaug­u­ra­tion Day on Jan. 20, the transition to a new era of federal government was as..."

Jan. 29, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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