29 02, 2016

Connections 2025: Online Survey Closing March 6!

Haven’t completed our transit survey? Share feedback before March 6! 
Capital Metro is rethinking transit through a comprehensive service plan, Connections 2025, and we need your help! Complete our online survey before March 6 and share your feedback and suggestions.
Weren’t able to make it to one of our open houses, but still want to participate?View a recording of our online webinar featuring project information presented by staff. Share your feedback by emailing Feedback@Connections2025.org or call us at 512-369-6000.

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We’ve compiled a resource library with data, past presentations and other helpful items we’d like to share with you.
Have ideas or questions? Email Feedback@Connections2025.org or call 512-369-6000.

Tagged: Capital Metro, community, Connections 2025
9 02, 2016

How would you change transit?


Think you have ideas to help Capital Metro rethink Central Texas transit? Now’s your chance to share ideas and feedback. Three easy ways to get in on the action:

  1. Complete the online survey (En Español)
  2. Email Feedback@Connections2025.org or call 512-369-6000
  3. Attend an open house Feb. 16-20

Open Houses

For more information, visit Connections2025.org.

Tagged: Connections 2025
29 01, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

29 01, 2016

Fact Sheet

English, Spanish

19 01, 2016

Connections 2025: Let’s Make Transit Better Together

This is the second in a series of Capital Metro blog posts on its Service Plan.

commentsAt Capital Metro, we know our system isn’t perfect and agree that our bus service should change with the times. In 2010, we made a plan called Service Plan 2020 that resulted in some very real, major projects like MetroRapid, the first transit priority lanes in Austin, and a High-Frequency Route Network, just to name a few. These were all projects that we were able to roll out onto Austin’s streets in under five years. Connections 2025 is intended to work just like that.

We Need YOU

Beyond what we think Central Texas’ transit needs, it’s more important to ask YOU—our neighbors, both riders and non-riders. We’re hoping to leave no stone unturned in our community. We want to meet with our riders & operators, community leaders, social service agencies, any anyone else who’s interested, touching every council district in the most comprehensive way possible.

Get Involved

Without your comments, we don’t know what you’d like to see in this plan. We want to hear about your travel experience, transit wish-list, and even what you don’t like. Join us and let’s make transit better—together!

FEBRUARY 16 ACC South Austin 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745 Served by routes 3, 311; Online Open House 6-7 p.m. Details at connections2025.org; FEBRUARY 17 City Hall 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 Served by downtown routes, MetroRapid, MetroRail; ACC Riverside 5:30 - 7:30 pm 1020 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741 Served by routes 4, 20, 271, 311, 350; Northwest Austin Rec Center 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 2913 Northland Dr, Austin, TX 78757 Served by route 320; FEBRUARY 18 Online Open House 12 noon - 1 p.m. Details at connections2025.org; ACC Pinnacle 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 7748 US-290, Austin, TX 78736 Served by route 333; Pleasant Hill Branch Library 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745 Served by routes 1, 201, 333, MetroRapid 801; North Austin YMCA 6 – 8 p.m. 1000 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758 Served by routes 1, 240, 275, 325, MetroRapid 801; FEBRUARY 20 Asian-American Resource Center 9 - 11 a.m. 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754 Served by route 325; Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications are provided upon request. Please provide notice at least two days in advance. Contact Martin Kareithi at (512) 389-7583 or email martin.kareithi@capmetro.org for more information or to request informational materials in another format.

Tagged: Connections 2025
14 09, 2015

Capital Metro Begins Work on Rethinking its System

This is the first in a series of Capital Metro blog posts on its Service Plan.

Think Capital Metro plans your bus routes in a pitch-black, dark room? The reality is, our system planning is methodical and deliberate, and we meaningfully incorporate your feedback year-round. However, our system might serve our community better if reworked, and we need your help along the way, so let’s rethink this whole thing together.

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You know as well as we do that Central Texas is bursting at the seams and will continue to experience explosive growth—it’s the new norm. What’s less in vogue is auto-dependency and the daily traffic we sit in, plus a system-wide decline in ridership.

Over the past two years, ridership has declined over 5%. We take this very seriously and we want to know why. (We’ll discuss ridership in detail in an upcoming blog post.)

We take even more seriously our community’s access to opportunity and how our system connects us to an affordable, livable and fun way of life in the place we call home. Every five years, Capital Metro updates what we call a service plan, or comprehensive system analysis, that spans ten years and guides the agency’s tri-annual service changes. It’s 2015, and Capital Metro’s service plan is due for an update since its last refresh in 2010.

Looking Ahead

Capital Metro’s plan will focus on goals established by its board of directors and informed by community-driven feedback that balance difficult trade-offs while prioritizing fiscal responsibility. The agency aims to utilize both innovative and proven solutions to help create a more effective and integrated system to address transportation challenges in our ever-growing region.

During the year-long service planning process, Capital Metro, together with its consultant team, will lead a robust public involvement process where we need you involved along the way. But first, Capital Metro needs to blend its ideas for engagement opportunities with Transportation Management and Design’s. So, give us a few weeks to bring our new consultant onboard, then we’ll announce our public involvement plan. Expect more info here and on our website as it becomes available.

For more information on the consultant awarded on Sept. 14 to help us in this process, visit capmetro.org.

Tagged: Connections 2025
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