On Monday, in a joint session with Austin City Council, and CapMetro, City Staff recommended a $7.1 billion investment in the transit authority’s Project Connect.
In August, Austin City Council will determine whether “Project Connect” is placed on the November ballot.
City Council member Ann Kitchen joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss a more fiscally responsible option for Project Connect.
CapMetro says these upgraded solutions will save customers time, speed up the boarding process, and improve the convenience of public transit.
According to Austin Transportation, the new agreement will negotiate rebranding the program as MetroBike and could lead to multiple service improvements,
The transit service says the driver tested positive for COVID-19 and that his last day on the job was June 21.
CapMetro thanks the Central Texas community for its continued support and commitment, and says it looks forward to what the next 35 years will bring.
In a letter addressed to CapMetro employees, CEO Randy Clarke announced that Juneteenth will be a designated company holiday for all employees beginning in 2021.
CapMetro says the new location offers better connections for riders living in southwest Austin.
City and transportation leaders have approved a path forward for Project Connect. CapMetro's President and CEO Randy Clarke joins Marcel Clarke on FOX 7 Austin to talk about what is next for the transportation project.
A key component of the plan includes a downtown transit tunnel, which will separate transit services from street traffic, according to CapMetro.
Austin City Council and the Capital Metro board are voting on the final Project Connect transit plan.
CapMetro will also introduce it's Workforce Aid Pass, valid for the month of June, to help those in the community experiencing unemployment continue to receive fare-free rides.
The CARES Act, signed by President Trump on March 27, will help fund operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance expenses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To help supplement, CapMetro is now sending MetroAccess vehicles to locations from 2-8 p.m. every weekday.
Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke joins Marcel Clarke to talk about changes to the Project Connect plan.
Capital Metro says the plan has been 20 years in the making and has engaged more than 40,000 people since 2018.
One driver last worked on April 2, one on April 9, and one on March 30, according to CapMetro.
In response to the recently updated CDC guidelines, CapMetro has begun distributing face coverings for employees and staff that are public-facing.
According to the company, the employee passed away on Saturday, April 4 after testing positive earlier in the week for the virus. Cap Metro says the cause of death has not yet been confirmed.