Public meeting on US 290 from Oak Hill to Dripping Springs
Jan 4, 2024
The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a project to widen and improve US 290 between FM 1826 and RM 12 in Travis and Hays counties. The proposed project aims to reconstruct and widen about 13 miles of US 290 from RM 1826 in southwest Austin to just west of RM 12 in Dripping Springs. The current four-lane, undivided roadway will transform into a six-lane divided facility with adjacent frontage roads and shared-use paths.
Spreading Holiday Cheer on Your Commute
Dec 13, 2023
Imagine yourself stepping outside, bundled up in layers and your warmest winter coat that you break out once a year. It’s finally cold out and the chill in the air brings with it dreams of hot chocolate with sugary marshmallows and holiday cheer. Like most other weekdays, you go to the Tech Ridge Park and Ride to catch the 801 CapMetro Rapid bus downtown to start your workday.
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.
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.
Unlocking Growth and Promoting Sustainability: Partner with CapMetro
Aug 15, 2023
The CapMetro for Business program, an innovative initiative from CapMetro, can help you meet your sustainability goals and offer commute options for your employees. Especially if you’re currently recruiting in Austin, set yourself apart from the competition by branding your company as an environmental leader and public transportation sponsor.
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.
Texas 88th Legislative Session Wrap Up
Jun 7, 2023
The 88th legislative session has ended, and staff and partners have spent countless hours at the Capitol over the last few months working to make sure legislation that would help the Austin region was successful.
Go Long This Fall With More Seats and Flights on American Airlines for Longhorn Football Fans
May 31, 2023
Football season is just around the corner, and American Airlines is ready to make this fall unforgettable for college football fans. With an expanded service, American Airlines is offering more nonstop flights, additional routes, and increased seating capacity to ensure fans have the fastest and most convenient way to reach their favorite college football games. This exciting news is particularly thrilling for football enthusiasts in Austin.
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.
Copa Airlines Announces New Service Between Austin and Panama City
Feb 13, 2023
Earlier today, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Copa Airlines announced the airline would begin service between Austin and Panama City, Panama, beginning this summer.
ETOD: What’s the E for?
Oct 17, 2022
Project Connect will do a lot to transform how we all move around Austin, and CapMetro and the City of Austin are committed to taking advantage of this once-in-a-generation chance to also make a real difference in how we live and who gets to live here.