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Pilot program brings Cap Metro bus info to blind, visually impaired

Accessibility| March 13, 2018

The program, which will run for the next 60 days at 16 bus stops, was developed by Connecthings, in partnership with RATP Dev USA, BlindSquare, and BlueCats.

Capital Metro selects new President/CEO

Management & Operations| January 12, 2018

Randy Clarke has served as the VP, operations and member services, at the American Public Transportation Association since April 2016.

Management & Operations| December 19, 2017

Cap Metro names finalists for new President/CEO

Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates has aided Capital Metro during the process, which began at the end of July after Linda Watson announced her pending retirement following more than seven years in the position.

Management & Operations| October 30, 2017

Capital Metro’s TOD Priority Tool to help region plan for growth

The free, online resource helps city officials, land developers, neighborhoods and others better understand the potential land-use options that surrounds its MetroRail and MetroRapid stations.

Management & Operations| October 9, 2017

Being a ‘lifelong learner’ key for CapMetro’s Watson

Q&A with Linda Watson, President/CEO, Capital Metro, Austin, Texas

Accessibility| September 1, 2017

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

Security and Safety | August 29, 2017

Capital Metro approves PTC contract, freight service expansion

The approved contract allows Modern Railway Systems to complete a portion of the work within 15 months, which will make the agency eligible to apply for a two-year extension to the December 2018 deadline to complete the rest of the system.

Management & Operations| August 1, 2017

Capital Metro's Watson announces retirement

Some key accomplishments during Watson’s tenure include stabilizing the labor structure by transitioning bus operators and maintenance staff to private contractors and overseeing the planning and implementation of improvements to MetroRail.

University| July 10, 2017

Texas city launching new bus system GoGeo

GoGeo will have two stops near the Southwestern University campus in Georgetown, which will help students, faculty, and staff that don’t have cars or prefer the convenience and benefits of utilizing public transportation. 

University| March 16, 2017

Capital Metro, RATP Dev hosting autonomous shuttle demonstration

The demonstration, which will be held March 16 to 17 on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, is designed to illustrate how Capital Metro and RATP Dev are working together to provide new and innovative ways for people to move around Austin, while helping to reduce emissions that can damage the environment.


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