Commute Solutions Steering Committee

Commute Solutions Steering Committee

The Commute Solutions Steering Committee (CSSC) is a committee composed of individuals from key organizations responsible for transportation planning and management in the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) region (Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson Counties) interested in providing input and guidance to CAPCOG on the regional Commute Solutions program.

Bastrop County
Bastrop County is centrally located in the state of Texas. As of the 2010 census the population was 74,171. Its county seat is Bastrop. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality of Mexico and recognized as a county by the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1837. It is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, an early Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants in Texas.

Caldwell County
Caldwell County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,066.[1] Its county seat is Lockhart.[2] The county was founded in 1848 and named after Mathew Caldwell, a ranger captain who fought in the Battle of Plum Creek against the Comanches and against Santa Anna’s armies during the Texas Revolution. Caldwell was also a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Capital Area Council of Governments
CAPCOG promotes sustainable growth and livability of the CAPCOG Region by assisting in the development of transportation systems integrated with land use patterns that offer residents and travelers choices and convenient access to goods, services, jobs, schools, recreation and civic involvement. CAPCOG staff is responsible for professional activities necessary for the planning and coordination of improvements to the region’s major road network, public transportation, airports, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.


Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Because motor vehicle emissions are the most significant part of the MSA’s ozone problem, CAMPO is actively involved in regional air quality planning efforts. CAMPO models regional vehicle emissions and has initiated a bicycle & pedestrian program in partnership with the Texas Transportation Institute and the City of Austin.

Capital Metro

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Capital Metro’s mission is to provide quality public transportation choices for our community that meet the needs of our growing region. Capital Metro serves almost 3,000 bus stops with metro, flyer and express routes and UT Shuttle service. Capital MetroRail is a new commuter rail system between Leander and Downtown Austin. Capital Metro also provides MetroAccess service for passengers with disabilities, van and carpool coordination, freight rail service. For more information, including an online trip planner visit or call (512) 474-1200.

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the transportation system in Williamson and Travis counties. Our mission is to implement innovative, multi-modal transportation solutions that reduce congestion and create transportation choices that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality.

City of Austin

City of Austin
The mission of the City of Austin Air Quality Program is to: Develop and implement programs that reduce the impact of our business activities on regional air quality; Promote air quality education and outreach to citizens and local businesses, and work with regional partners to promote healthy air in Central Texas.

City of Marble Falls
Marble Falls sits on the banks of Lake Marble Falls. The falls were formed by a shelf of limestone running diagonally across the river from northeast to southwest. The upper layer of limestone, brownish on the exterior, but deep blue inside, was so hard and cherry it was mistaken for marble. The falls were actually three distinct formations at the head of a canyon 1.25 miles long, with a drop of some 50 feet through the limestone strata.  The natural lake was covered when the Colorado River was dammed with the completion of Max Starcke Dam in 1951. Lake Marble Falls sits between Lake LBJ to the north and Lake Travis to the south. The falls for which the City is named are now underwater but are revealed every few years when the lake is lowered by the Lower Colorado River Authority for repairs.

City of Round Rock
Round Rock, Texas, with a population of around 105,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Round Rock is the 31st largest City in Texas, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. Major employers include Dell, Sears Teleserv, Emerson and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 population in the United States. Round Rock is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and one of the best-managed cities in Texas. The city has maintained a high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic growth in Central Texas, with industry clusters in Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Computer/Software Development.

Hays County
Hays County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas, has implemented aggressive improvements to its roadway system to keep up with growth and allow our citizens and visitors to travel more safely and quickly. This improved and expanded road system will create new economic development opportunities in Hays County, attracting new businesses, creating jobs and expanding the County’s tax base. To keep project costs as low as possible – well aware that tax dollars are paying for road projects – the County has employed many innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Movability Austin
Movability Austin is Central Texas’ first and only organization solely dedicated to working hand in hand with employers to improve Austin’s economic vitality by connecting commuters in the region with mobility options.

Movability’s members are employers from public and private sectors, and hail from all over the larger Austin region. They work closely with members to create mobility plans that in turn let them connect their employees with a wide range of mobility options. Movability members leverage mobility programs to reach their business goals, including attracting and retaining top talent, reducing facilities costs, and leading in corporate stewardship.

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Travis County
Travis County works to manage and protect our natural resources for future generations, in part by providing a cost-effective, efficient, and safe transportation system in balance with the social, economic and environmental needs of the community.

Williamson County
Williamson County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country! Located in Central Texas just north of the state capitol in Austin, Williamson County is gaining in its reputation as an exceptional place to live. Physically, the eastern part of the county is level black land soil and the western part rolling limestone hills, all drained by the San Gabriel River and tributaries. The county has a lively history including Comanche’s, outlaws, Texas Rangers, the Chisholm Trail, cowboys, and sturdy pioneers.  Today, the county is a center for agribusiness, education, and high-tech industry.

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