CapMetro

Austin, TX 78702

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About CapMetro

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2910 E. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78702
http://www.capmetro.org
512.474.1200

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CapMetro is Austin's regional public transportation provider. We've been around since 1985, and work every day to give residents, commuters and visitors the best possible transit options available to match their busy everyday lives.

We're always on the move, connecting people with jobs, schools, restaurants, shops, festivals and other great places to hang out. In fact, over 32 million people ride CapMetro every year, taking advantage of all the extraordinary things Austin has to offer.

Products and Press Releases

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Bus

CapMetro awards bus contract to Keolis

Dec. 27, 2023
The three-year contract will see Keolis assume responsibility for the maintenance and operations of CapMetro's fixed route bus service, as well as high-frequency routes, UT Austin...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CapMetro selects WSP led team for bus yard automation project

Dec. 8, 2023
WSP joins Perrone Robotics, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Clever Devices to help CapMetro demonstrate how automated fleet technology can streamline bus yard operations...
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

CapMetro begins installment of first two Rapid shelters for Expo Center and Pleasant Valley lines

Nov. 7, 2023
The upgraded shelters will include a lower roof to maximize shade , perforated panels to protect against both hot and cold weather elements, two security cameras and safety lighting...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CapMetro selects partners to deliver automated bus yard project

This project aims to demonstrate how automated technology can streamline bus yard operations, reduce costs and enhance safety.
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Paratransit

CapMetro implements Spare's modern ADA paratransit platform

Oct. 9, 2023
The new platform launched on Oct. 1 and allows CapMetro to enjoy real-time notifications about their upcoming journeys.
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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

CapMetro begins to see delivery of Tolar bus shelters

Tolar Manufacturing is delivering 139, 12-foot and 10, 14-foot Signature Brazos model bus shelters from April through August and an additional 125 shelters over each of the next...
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Infrastructure

Austin Transit Partnership, Austin City Council, CapMetro Board approves first phase of Austin Light Rail Implementation Plan

The recommendation was initially one of five options revealed in March and was selected after planning data analysis, engineering evaluation and community dialogue came together...
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Infrastructure

Austin Transit Partnership recommends 38th Street to Oltorf to Yellow Jacket as first phase of Austin Light Rail Implementation Plan

The 38th Street to Oltorf to Yellow Jacket option is an on-street, two-line light rail that will cross Lady Bird Lake at Trinity Street and is the most balanced option between...
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Safety & Security

APTA honors six transit agencies with 2023 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

The awards recognize transit organizations for their innovative and proactive safety and security programs.
Management

Austin Transit Partnership partners with HKS, UNStudio and Gehl for Project Connect

March 7, 2023
Project Connect is a transformative, voter-approved investment that includes light rail, expanded bus routes and more services across the city.

Articles & News

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Infrastructure

Austin Transit Partners outlines five LRT options as part of Project Connect

March 24, 2023
The options would deliver significantly less light-rail infrastructure than originally planned, but ATP says the revised scope represents a core system that will meet improved...
Federal Transit Administration
On Saturday, March 11, federal and local officials joined to mark CapMetro's pair of grants that will support delivery of two MetroRapid BRT lines.
Bus

CapMetro secures $65.6 million in CIG funding from FTA for two BRT projects

March 13, 2023
The Expo Center BRT Line and Pleasant Valley BRT project are two of four MetroRapid lines CapMetro plans to build through Project Connect.
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CapMetro aims to equip more than 900 fixed-route bus stops with solar lighting over the next five years.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Solar project ensures CapMetro bus stops keep the lights on

The program will outfit more than 900 bus stops with solar lighting throughout CapMetro’s system.
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40 Under 40

2022 40 Under 40: Martin Kareithi

Aug. 23, 2022
Martin Kareithi, Director - Systemwide Accessibility, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
David Dech will join SFRTA on Aug. 15 as executive director.
Management

David Dech joins SFRTA as executive director

Dech currently oversees rail operations at CapMetro and will join the south Florida agency on Aug. 15.
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Dottie Watkins has been named interim CEO by the CapMetro Board of Directors and will assume the post this summer.
Management

Dottie Watkins named CapMetro interim CEO

May 25, 2022
The Austin native will begin her role this summer and succeeds departing CEO Randy Clarke.
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Randy Clarke, inset, was selected by the WMATA Board of Directors to be the agency's next general manager and CEO. He will succeed Paul Wiedefeld who is retiring at the end of June.
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Randy Clarke selected to lead WMATA

May 10, 2022
WMATA’s Board noted Clarke’s demonstrated ability to be a “transformative, strategic thinker” as the agency looks to the future.
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April/May Cover Story: How Values Drive Transit’s Path Forward at CapMetro

April 19, 2022
CapMetro’s values - and the resources it puts into those values - are guiding how it evolves as an organization, a transit provider and a community asset.
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Jonathan D. Tanzer, PMP Technology Systems Program Manager, PMO, Capital Metro
40 Under 40

2021 40 Under 40: Jonathan D. Tanzer, PMP

Nov. 23, 2021
Jonathan D. Tanzer, PMP, Technology Systems Program Manager, PMO, Capital Metro
Capital Metro
On Sept. 17, the CapMetro Board approved the purchase of 197 electric buses over the next five years to replace buses, as well as expand service.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CapMetro Board approves one of the largest electric bus procurements in the U.S.

Sept. 28, 2021
The procurement will see 197 electric buses added to CapMetro’s fleet over the next five years.

Videos & Resources

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Videos

Insider Interview - Jeff Travillion

April 19, 2022
Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Chair of CapMetro's Board of Directors, joins Mass Transit for an insider interview.

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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CapMetro orders 30 chargers from NFI to help transition to zero-emission buses in Austin, Texas

Jan. 4, 2023
The purchase of the chargers is part of CapMetro’s five-year contract with New Flyer for up to 171 battery-electric buses and 427 chargers.
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Management

2022 election results: CapMetro to continue relationships with the cities of Manor and Lago Vista

Nov. 14, 2022
This is the fourth election since Project Connect was on the ballot in 2020 and the third election in 2022 where voters demonstrated communities value and need of public transportation...
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Attendees of Austin City Limits Music Festival make their way past CapMetro buses.
Management

CapMetro reports ridership has exceeded 2 million

Oct. 26, 2022
The milestone is the first time since February 2020 ridership has reached the mark and continues the agency's current trend of consecutive ridership growth.
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Management

CapMetro, Gii enter agreement for workforce development

Oct. 17, 2022
CapMetro and Gii, a non-profit organization that supports refugees and underserved communities, hope the agreement will fill jobs in central Texas, but support those looking for...
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Safety & Security

CapMetro Board approves new chief administrator for transit police

June 29, 2022
Eric Robins currently serves as chief of police in Sugar Land, Texas, and will begin at CapMetro on Aug. 1.
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Management

CapMetro implements Sustainability Vision Plan

May 27, 2022
The plan will guide all operations, planning, design, construction and performance of CapMetro’s transit system.
Bus

CapMetro to pilot courtesy stops

April 5, 2022
The courtesy stop pilot will be in effect each day after 9:00 p.m.
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CapMetro breaks ground on new MetroRapid Pleasant Valley route

Feb. 18, 2022
This is one of four new MetroRapid routes included in Project Connect.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

CapMetro breaks ground on new MetroRail station at Uptown ATX

Jan. 20, 2022
This new station creates direct rail access to Austin’s rapidly growing community in the North corridor.