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A little over a week ago, the American-Statesman and other media told you that a flock of electrically powered rental scooters, from a company called Bird Rides Inc., had suddenly perched on Austin streets, and the city of Austin intended to impound those scooters found to be blocking the public right of way ...
Now, picture Austin in 20 years with just our two MetroRapid routes, one MetroRail line and 4 million people. We need solutions — and we need to think big! Construction on the first of these projects won't begin for a few more years at least, and some of what we're proposing won't be completed for 10 to 15 ...

Austin voters have shown no appetite for large scale rail projects since they turned back a $600 million bond in 2014. Taxpayers have been vocal in their disappointment with the ever-growing cost and underperformance of the single MetroRail line from downtown Austin to Leander, approved in 2004.
With 62 percent approving, voters in 2004 gave Capital Metro permission to build the 32-mile MetroRail line from downtown Austin to Leander. READ: New law makes it hard to track driverless car testing in Texas. The plan and upcoming Capital Metro board votes are the initial steps in what would be a ...
That's the intended goal of the Transit Oriented-Development (TOD) known as Chestnut Plaza emerging around the MLK Jr. Capital MetroRail station, which has completely transformed the corner of East MLK Jr. Boulevard and Alexander Avenue in a little more than a decade. The city first designated the ...
Many Round Rock residents pick up MetroRail from the Howard station because of its proximity. Last August, Capital Metro launched a new Express commuter bus route from Round Rock that makes a stop at the Howard station. Vanessa Stampley, who commutes from Round Rock to downtown Austin, ...

Over the past week, in an effort to improve the reliability of its MetroRail service, Capital Metro tried out a test schedule designed to reduce delays, moving arrival times up 10 minutes at each stop. And on Thursday the agency announced the tweaked times were such a success that it will operate on the new ...
AUSTIN -- Capital Metro's new schedule for its Metro Rail line comes after higher-than-normal service disruptions this year -- when trains were sometimes behind schedule and, in some cases, not running at all. CapMetro said on-time performance used to be 96 percent or higher. The last few months, that ...
Chapman Parks, new MetroRail schedule: 8 things to know in Cedar Park and Leander this week, March 19-23 ... The West Austin Chamber of Commerce and Scripps National Spelling Bee announced the final participants for the Austin Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held Sunday, March 25, at the ...
MLK Day Public Transit: Capital Metro bus service will run on a Saturday schedule on Monday. There will be no MetroRail, UT Shuttle, or E-Bus. Austin State Hospital has received $15.5 million for a campus redesign. Dell Medical School will lead the mental health facility's transformation, which will include ...
Metro Express bus service is being increased by 50% and it officially started on January 7th but today is the true test to see how it will help with weekday traffic. People traveling from the Austin, Leander and Lakeline areas are now able to take full advantage of MoPac's new express lanes. Two routes will ...
7 that will boost MetroRail commuter line capacity and increase MetroExpress bus service by 50 percent in the Leander, Lakeline and Austin areas. Changes were approved in September as part of the agency's investment in expanding MetroRail as well as continuing to implement its Connections 2025 ...
The MetroRail is experiencing delays in both directions of up to 20 minutes after smoke was seen coming from one rail car, Capital Metro officials said. Passengers were evacuated around 4:40 p.m. at the Highland Station on Airport Boulevard, Cap Metro officials said. These passengers got on the next ...
When riders step onto the MetroRail, they might not realize the voice announcing the train's next stop belongs to one of Austin's top talents. Meet Alex Marrero, a musician and vocalist who forms part of the funk ensemble Brownout, which this summer released its latest EP “Over the Covers.” About three ...
AUSTIN - Capital Metro on Wednesday announced new routes on the MetroExpress and new services on the MetroRail to make commuting to work a bit easier, which they said will begin on Sunday Jan. 7. Due to the improvements to the MetroRail, three additional services will be added to provide a better ...
We've known for some time that changes were on the way for downtown Austin's MetroRail station. Despite the fact that its ... From this perspective, the Hilton is on the right of the station, with the skybridge seen just beyond the new station connecting the hotel to the Austin Convention Center on the left side.
The city of Austin is proposing a new trail in North Austin that would run along Capital Metro's MetroRail line and connect to the Northern Walnut Creek Trail. The trail, dubbed the Red Line Trail after the MetroRail Red Line, would be part of the Austin Urban Trails Project that eventually aims to connect the ...

Some of the changes center on the MetroRail system. Possible through a Texas Department of Transportation grant, Cap Metro officials purchased four new trains to double the number toward increasing capacity. The new trains were delivered last year and will be put into service on Sunday, Jan. 7, officials ...
Early morning commuters headed to Austin from the Leander MetroRail station will now have more trains available to help alleviate congestion. Capital Metro added four new trains to the MetroRail service Sunday in an effort to reduce overcrowded trains during peak times in the morning and afternoon.
Tapas restaurant Barcelona Wine Bar will join Epoch Coffee, gelateria Dolce Neve, Tarka Indian Kitchen, brunch spot Snooze, Stout Burgers and Beers, Austin Juicery and beer bar Ginger Man as a tenant of Plaza Saltillo. The East Austin mixed-use development is expected to open in 2018 and will feature ...
Shoppers will soon be able to travel to Domain Northside from the Kramer Lane MetroRail station for free thanks to a new partnership between the shopping center and Electric Cab of North America, according to a press release from Domain Northside. The cab service will begin providing transportation to ...
Brandywine expects the Broadmoor campus to be rezoned as a transit-oriented development by the end of 2017. Currently, MetroRail trains and Capital Metro buses serve the area. The City of Austin says the goal of a transit-oriented development “is to bring together people, jobs, and services designed in ...
East Austin WOW Houses: Chic Urban Living In Fantastic Locations. From locations near the MetroRail to ... AUSTIN, TX -- This newly built home in an excellent East Central Austin location boasts a sleek urban living design and great access to area hotspots and the MetroRail. A clean and contemporary ...
The current MetroRail station in downtown Austin will be moved and expanded by Capital Metro over the next four years at what Capital Metro now estimates is a cost of $39.4 million. But that figures includes several utility replacements for the city of Austin and the nearby Hilton hotel. RICARDO B.
Train hop on Capital Metro's MetroRail Red Line to visit three local breweries near each of the rail stops — Circle Brewing at the Kramer Station, Black Star Co-op at the Crestview Station and Zilker Brewing at the Plaza Saltillo Station. The second anniversary of the Red Line Brewery Tour will have a limited ...
Capital Metro is launching a new Express bus route that will operate between Round Rock, North Austin and downtown Austin via the new MoPac ... The city and Capital Metro launched three other routes in August that serve Round Rock and connect to the Tech Ridge Park & Ride or the Howard MetroRail ...
AUSTIN, Texas - If you've actually taken Cap Metro's MetroRail service during the morning and afternoon rush hour, you'll know it's crowded. Clearly a very popular service. "Really we've come to a point where we are simply at capacity. Any of our daily riders especially if you're at Leander, Lakeline or ...
The new trains were delivered last spring, and the agency is still testing the vehicles. Funding for the new rail cars came from a $50 million Texas Department of Transportation grant. About $28 million is going toward the new trains. The remaining funds are going to replace the downtown Austin train station ...
Back when the proposed 32-mile rail line from downtown Austin to Leander was on the ballot in 2004, the agency and the people pushing for MetroRail's passage emphasized that the project would cost $60 million to build. And this modest investment — in passenger rail terms — would produce, we were ...
Pecan Street Festival takes over Downtown Austin ... MetroRail service will begin early Saturday, with the first southbound departure at 10:20 ...
Austin has struggled to provide a robust mass transit system. The lone Red Line for the Metro Rail systems runs south from Leander through the ...
Now more than ever, it's time to show that Austin stands with its Lone Star ... and the leaping fountain that shoots over the Metrorail downtown.
Capital Metro in January expects to begin using four additional MetroRail cars — one of them shown here arriving in Austin in March — to add ...
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has lifted the burn ban for city ... MetroRail, UT Shuttle, Night Owl or E-Bus services will not run.
Several benefit concerts take place throughout the Austin area this weekend that ... Capital Metro's MetroRail is not running on Monday, Sept.
FORECAST: Storms keep rolling through Austin, causing commute .... #MetroRailAlert UPDATE: MetroRail is currently experiencing 5-10 min ...
10:35 a.m. update: MetroRail is back on schedule after storms caused ... Earlier: Morning downpours in Austin on Monday have led to ongoing ...
The Austin area's public transit agency soon will look for a new leader after its president and CEO Linda Watson announced she will retire at ...
The city of Austin's transit agency, Capital Metro, is planning for significant service increases, according to its proposed fiscal year 2017-18 ...
AUSTIN - Capital Metro's MetroRail service is delayed Monday morning after a train struck a rail arm. The train hit the rail arm at Lamar ...
Cielo Property Group — one of Austin's most aggressive, young development ... Austin. To be right by (Capital Metro) rail is really meaningful.”.
Leander and Capital Metro begin creating quiet zones for MetroRail street ... Drive and San Gabriel Parkway that cross the MetroRail tracks.
... Park & Ride to connect to Mel Mathis Boulevard, off of which will be the main entrance to Austin Community College's future Leander campus ...
... out of suburbia, most of Austin's outlying communities provide easy access to major highways, and Leander has a MetroRail train station.
AUSTIN - A MetroRail train has been removed from service after authorities say a SUV crashed into it late Wednesday morning. Authorities said ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Capital Metro's MetroRail is one of 17 projects in 13 states that recently received federal funds to implement systems that ...
Design of Capital Metro's new downtown Austin MetroRail station should be complete by the end of 2017. The station will replace the ...
MetroRail service between the Lakeline Station in Northwest Austin and the Leander stations will be interrupted in the morning and afternoon ...
Three canopy options were revealed today for the new permanent downtown Austin MetroRail station that is slated to be under construction in ...
“With the interest in Austin right now, things are open for us to collaborate ... and the possibility of the Capital MetroRail Green Line servicing the ...


 

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