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What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...composed of regional elected officials. More directly governing the transit agency is Cap Metro's board of directors, also a..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Capital Metro Moves Ahead With Plans for Police Force
Officers in transit
"...board of directors endorsed a vision for expanding the transit agency's public safety department, which currently relies on part-time..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Charts New Territory With Project Connect Anti-Displacement Fund
Bringing transit home
"...When Austin voters approved financing for the Project Connect transit plan in November 2020, they created along with it..."

May 21, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

Project Connect Unveils Cap Metro's Orange Line
The first route in a high-capacity transit plan
"...Project Connect, a comprehensive plan to build a "high-capacity transit" system throughout the Austin region. The agency hopes to..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin @ Large: The Metro Message
It’s not a ‘campaign,’ exactly, but what is the transit authority’s tune?
" traffic. Likewise with the other spots in the transit authority's campaign – oops, "outreach effort" – featuring Austin..."

June 25, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right
The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit
"...more controversial and even longer-­running debate about building big-city transit – the Project Connect proposal, Prop A on city..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Project Connect's Blue Line to Connect Austin Airport to Downtown
Cap Metro moves forward with high-capacity transit plan
" house, Capital Metro's dreams of operating a high-capacity transit system are becoming clearer, if not happening any sooner...."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

How Do You Get From Here ... to Here?
The Austin transit system plan has vision but little consensus
"...goes according to plan, the future course of mass transit in Central Texas will be decided within the next..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Watson Proposes 'Naming Rights' for Cap Metro
Names of rail line, stations could be up for corporate bid
"...have long branded that organization as a Mickey Mouse transit agency – but could it now officially become one?..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: Park Once, Invest Twice
Two new city-owned parking garages would pay for themselves under enterprising proposal
"...park just once – then destination-hop by walking or transit – the parking garages would sport the ground-floor shops,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Dis Connect
Urban rail may be going off the tracks
"...the Coalition on Sustainable Trans­por­ta­tion, consider any and all transit rail projects a waste of money, a political ploy..."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Bedfellows Getting Strange
Urban rail project slammed from opposite wings
"...gotten rolling yet. Nevertheless, supporters and detractors of mass transit unhappy with the plan aren't waiting – they're taking..."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Sausage Link
How Elgin got the New Urbanist transit dream
"...Corp. bought in September 2007 as a site for transit-oriented development...."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Transit Transitions
"...league. With last week's presentation of the agency's staff-recommended transit alternative -- the "blueprint," in their words, for what..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Leander, Cap Metro Not Breaking Up Yet
Residents turn out to support transit agency
"...Leander's transit riders came out in force on July 18 to..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

November Calling: PACs Form on Rail Vote
Groups organizing for and against potential bond proposition
"...beginning to form groups and taking positions on mass transit. Two groups have formed in expectation of support for..."

April 8, 2014 News Post by Mac McCann

Daugherty Repeats the Empty Bus Myth
No one takes mass transit in the city – except for all these people on the bus with me
"...use a light rail line, Daugherty replied, “Getting mass transit to western Travis County is a pipe dream, because..."

Oct. 14, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Driving Strikewards?
Transit union to vote today on latest Capmetro contract offer.
"...from Justin Ward's coverage last week, busdrivers' union Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 is holding its vote tonight on..."

Aug. 20, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

For "Active" Seniors Only
Affordable housing without transit? Council faces challenge.
"...about placing seniors out on the fringe without adequate transit access to the rest of the city...."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

SXSW Eco 2015: The Future of Hyperloops
First full track will likely be in Africa or Asia
"...supersonic ground transport system – may be the mass transit system of the future...."

Oct. 6, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Cap Met Limits Sales of Passes
Move is in preparation of rate increase
"...of hoarding cheaper Capital Metro multi-ride passes before the transit agency raises its fares on Jan. 18, your plan..."

Dec. 21, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Plans for rail station area development would be governed by new rules
"...make those benefits happen will be the city's proposed Transit Oriented Development ordinance, which is currently wending its way..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Preview: So Much Money, So Many Needs
Agenda touches on COVID-19, live music support, and transit
"...COVID-19 and one looking ahead at planning around future transit...."

April 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

CapMetro Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19
Riders on affected routes ask to monitor for possible symptoms
"...and one mechanic, have tested positive for COVID-19, the transit authority announced today, April 2...."

April 2, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: The Business of Governing
Choosing a transit chief, a debt level & more
"...Tuesday, with few seemingly knowing or caring, even though transit woes rank way up there on most lists of..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CCAG Recommends Rail Plan
Task force forwards 'Central Corridor' project to Council, Cap Metro
"...Group, a 14-member committee appointed to review local mass transit options, voted 13-1 to recommend the Project Connect planning..."

June 13, 2014 News Post by Michael King

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

Dec. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Allen Named Interim CEO of Cap Met
To no one's surprise, VP moves up to top slot
"...Allen to be interim CEO and president of the transit agency. Allen is currently executive vice president and chief..."

Oct. 12, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Don't Hire Strayhorn as Your Accountant
Mayoral candidate still lying about Cap Metro
"...funds promised for transportation projects has “vanished” from the transit agency’s coffers. She sent Gilliam an open records request..."

May 7, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

UPDATED: Cap Metro Workers to Begin Strike Wednesday
Council Member Martinez offers stopgap compromise proposal
"...Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091, representing Capital Metro's drivers and maintenance..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

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