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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prop. 1's Mass Transit Fail
"...ad on p.31] we “must have a viable mass transit system.” However, only one project funded by Prop. 1’s..."

Oct. 25, 2010 Postmarks

How 'Green' Is the Transit Working Group?
Members tasked with revising decision-making process used in evaluating toll road package
"...at City Hall to guide the future of regional transit – potentially running from San Antonio to Austin, up to..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: Transit, Then and Now
A lingering desire for streetcars
"...oil companies, and Big Rubber conspired to kill public transit by buying up and dismantling public trolley systems across..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers
New law and money woes prompt Cap Metro changes
"...bargaining, but certain provisions of federal law mandate that transit workers must retain collective bargaining if transit agencies want..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Public Notice: Transit for Art for Transit
Call to artists: Jump into the billion-dollar pool
"...Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a 'Real City' Transit System"): If the city and Capital Metro were to..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New Year = New Transit Fares
Bus-dependent riders say Cap Metro favoring suburbanites
"...defenders, it's sound financial management. To advocates for the transit-dependent, it's continued neglect of their needs in favor of..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Helping the 'Transit-Dependent'
Cap Metro mulls transit options for those in need
"...huge role in meeting that need, especially for the "transit-dependent" – those without a vehicle or incapable of driving..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Transit Union Resists Giving Up Pay Raise
Cap Metro's budget woes fail to impress union
"...no one, Capital Metro's main labor subcontractor and the transit workers union are fighting again...."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Opinion: We Still Haven’t Solved Austin’s Public Transit Problems
People don't get out of their cars to use public transit because it's inefficient
"...of transportation. In Austin, we say we're for mass transit, we passed a massive tax hike, but generally still..."

May 7, 2021 Column by Barbara Epstein

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