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April 10, 2014

Central Texas' high-capacity transit plan wins innovation award

The Project Connect plan projects include regional rail, bus rapid transit, urban rail, managed lanes and other high-capacity modes.


January 28, 2014

Texas transit rolls out BRT, mobile ticketing app

The two new MetroRapid lines connect several neighborhoods in Austin with major business, medical, education, and entertainment hubs along a 21-mile corridor. CapMetroApp, the agency’s free new app, will let riders purchase passes with their smart device, then use the device as their pass as well as provide trip planning.


October 3, 2013

Capital Metro releases RFP for TOD project

The area consists of 11 acres, 10 of which will be redeveloped, while the one-acre Plaza Saltillo will continue to operate unchanged as a MetroRail station.


September 24, 2013

Cap Metro approves budget, fare restructure

The approved fare restructure includes a phased approach for 2014 and 2015 that will eliminate the complicated zoned-fare structure for MetroRail, streamline reduced fare options and increase some pass prices.


August 7, 2013

Rail safety grants awarded to 8 agencies

Innovative projects will teach riders, drivers and pedestrians around the country some valuable lessons on interacting safely with transit tracks.


June 10, 2013

Capital Metro operator wins CTAA award

Ted Ward placed first among more than 60 participants in the paratransit van (body on chassis) competition, which includes a written test, a driving test and safety skills demonstration.


June 4, 2013

Cap Metro announces 4 promotions

Selects Elaine Timbes as deputy CEO; Gerardo Castillo for senior VP and chief of staff; taps Ken Cartwright for VP, engineering and construction; and names Donna Simmons as VP, administration and risk management compliance officer.


May 16, 2013

CapMetro offers new pass for younger travelers

The card, designed for students 6 to18, acts as a transit pass and offers discounts at local destinations such as restaurants and cinemas.


April 23, 2013

Off-duty driver hijacks Capital Metro bus, kills self

The man boarded the bus and then forced the driver and the two passengers off it at gunpoint before getting behind the wheel and heading east. He was found dead of a single gunshot wound.


April 10, 2013

HNTB's Kyle Keahey to lead Texas Urban Rail Program

Currently VP, transit sector market leader, for HNTB’s Central Division, he has managed projects that have led to more than $6 billion in infrastructure investments.


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