Topic : Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Public Transit GM Q&A: How are you solving the first/last mile issue?

Agency heads from Baltimore; Long Beach, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Oakland, Calif.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Orange County, Calif.; and Indianapolis weigh in on this hot topic.

CapMetro plan would nearly triple high-frequency routes

Bus| August 23, 2016

The changes recommended in the Connections 2025 draft plan would be implemented in phases over the next 10 years.

Rail| August 16, 2016

FRA awards $25M in grants for PTC implementation

The agency received 30 eligible applications requesting $90.6 million, nearly four times the $25 million Congress provided in the appropriations bill that funds FRA for Fiscal Year 2016.

Bus| May 24, 2016

Last Chance for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2016

Austin, Texas makes real-time transportation data available at City Hall

The TransitScreen system provides real-time data on what public transportation options are available.

Management & Operations| January 12, 2016

Q&A: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Linda S. Watson

In September, the agency was one of the inaugural winners of METRO Magazine’s Innovative Solutions Awards at BusCon 2015 for its real-time bus and rail tracking initiative. METRO recently spoke to Watson about that project, as well as the first five years of her tenure and the industry’s opportunity to grow its profile in communities across the nation, including in Austin.

Management & Operations| September 30, 2015

METRO, PERC, MSBMA honor top fleets at BusCon 2015

Awards handed out during the Breakfast Awards Ceremony honor fleets around the U.S. and Canada for innovative initiatives, domestic propane autogas usage and ongoing support for the medium-sized vehicle industry.

Bus| May 7, 2015

COTA wins APTA Bus Roadeo's Grand Champion title

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Austin, Texas team took second place overall achievement honors, while the team from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority of Philadelphia won third place overall achievement honors.

Bus| June 29, 2011

Austin, Texas’ Cap Metro to privatize bus routes

Board members voted unanimously on the issue. A recent analysis found that the agency could save $71 million by 2020 by outsourcing all of its service. The decision will affect about 810 union workers and may jeopardize federal grants.

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