Topic : CapMetro

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

Management & Operations| October 30, 2017

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.

Capital Metro building enhanced trip-planning app

Management & Operations| September 1, 2015

Will use HaCon’s timetable information system, HAFAS, which works as a door-to-door information system with real-time data that helps passengers get the most up-to-date information on delays, connection status, service alerts or cancellations.

Management & Operations| August 10, 2015

Capital Metro's 30th touts service, development accomplishments

Linda Watson’s fifth year at the agency was also recognized and her outstanding contributions were commended by her peers. To date, Watson’s accomplishments include launching MetroRapid, Austin’s first BRT service, on time and under budget, with ridership already meeting or exceeding expectations.

Accessibility| July 27, 2015

CapMetro marks accessibility milestone with achievements

Agency was first in Texas to achieve 100% vehicle accessibility. Took delivery of its first lift-equipped buses in 1986.

Bus| July 21, 2014

New CapMetro BRT route to serve UT campus

The fleet underwent a full-scale system test earlier this month, where all 15 MetroRapid 803 buses operated like a regular service day, to make sure the technology and route timing works.
Government Issues| June 27, 2014

Capital Metro awarded $50 Million MetroRail improvements

The funding includes $28 million for the purchase of four rail cars, which will double the capacity of the Red Line, allowing up to 2,400 additional passenger trips during morning and afternoon peak travel times.
Bus| February 18, 2014

INIT, Bytemark equip CapMetro with mobile ticketing

The mobile tickets incorporate a QR Code which can be read by INIT’s PROXmobil2 readers installed on the new MetroRapid BRT buses.
Accessibility| August 20, 2012

CapMetro implements new labor structure

Following a competitive procurement process, McDonald Transit was selected to assume responsibility for the fixed-route bus operations and maintenance, formerly provided by StarTran Inc. MV Transportation was selected to assume the MetroAccess operations.
Bus| July 12, 2012

CapMetro debuts clean diesel buses

A total of 54 New Flyer buses were approved for purchase as a part of Capital Metro’s bus replacement strategy to maintain a state of good repair. The buses cost a total of $23.3 million.
Accessibility| June 17, 2010

LYNX CEO tapped to head CapMetro

Linda Watson is the CEO of Orlando, Fla.-based LYNX, which, under her direction, became the first transit agency in the nation to build, operate and produce biodiesel blending for its entire fleet.
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