CapMetro’s AMP Card Makes Transit Easier and More Equitable
Oct 25, 2023
The game-changing solution to this problem is the monumental impact of fare capping technology. Fare capping takes the guess work out of the hands of individual riders to ensure that they never pay for more than what they need, while supporting those most at-need who may regularly end up paying more to ride transit because they cannot afford the upfront cost of discounted 31-day passes.
Unlocking Opportunity: Join Workforce Solutions at the Moving Forward Workforce Summit on October 12-13
Oct 3, 2023
Mark your calendars! On October 12 and 13, join Mayor Kirk Watson, Judge Andy Brown, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Austin Transit Partnership, CapMetro and other industry leaders at the Moving Forward: Mobility + Infrastructure Workforce Summit.
Why Businesses Should Be Near New Public Transit
Sep 27, 2023
For many Austin transplants and longtime Central Texas residents alike, CapMetro is the first form of public transit they’ve ever taken. Sometimes that’s because they’re taking the train to Q2 Stadium to attend an Austin FC game or they’re taking the bus to places like Zilker Park and the UT campus where parking is limited. CapMetro wants to continue to shape everyone’s experience in Austin and the surrounding regions for generations to come. This includes uplifting the businesses that create reasons for our residents to explore the city on transit.
Austin Airport Breaks Ground on West Gate Expansion Project
Aug 30, 2023
Dozens of Central Texas and Austin leaders gathered today at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), including Congressman Doggett, Congressman Casar, Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, and Austin City Councilmembers Vanessa Fuentes and Ryan Alter to celebrate the groundbreaking of the West Gate Expansion. Austin Chamber CEO Jeremy Martin was on hand to commemorate the project's start.
Copa Airlines Begins Service from Austin to Panama
Jul 7, 2023
On July 6, Copa Airlines began new service between Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Panama City, Panama. A celebration was held at the airport to commemorate the inaugural flight that included traditional Panamanian dancers, food and drink, giveaways, speakers, and a ribbon cutting.
Chamber & Opportunity Austin Host Luncheon with Governor Greg Abbott
Mar 23, 2023
On Wednesday, March 22 the Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin hosted a State of the State luncheon with Governor Greg Abbott, who shared his priorities for the Texas Legislature. The event was open to Austin Chamber Board Members and Chairman's Circle Members, Opportunity Austin Board Members and lead investors, and our regional partners.
Capitol Advocacy Day 2023 Recap
Mar 8, 2023
The Austin Chamber of Commerce hosted our 2023 Capitol Advocacy Day on March 1. The Chamber plays a critical role in shaping policy at the state level that grows our economy, addresses affordability, bolsters our regional infrastructure and strengthens our workforce for generations to come.
Regional Mobility Summit 2022
Aug 29, 2022
We discussed all things planes, interstates, automobiles, and more on Wednesday, August 17 at our annual mobility summit. We gathered transportation and housing experts, city planners, and public officials to explore the future of mobility in the Austin region.
IH 35 Capital Express Project Status
Feb 28, 2022
In February, the Chamber’s Board of Directors hosted an IH 35 “Capital Express” project status briefing with TxDOT and City of Austin officials which allowed board members to provide feedback to TxDOT and take a deep dive on the newly released modified alternative 3.