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Commute Solutions News Articles

Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards
I was going to skip my daily swim the other morning. I had already walked three miles with a friend and taken my dog to the park for his exercise.
July 20, 2015

The Clearest Explanation Yet For Why Millennials Are Driving Less
The ongoing discussion about Millennial driving trends is not about whether they’re declining, but why.
July 13, 2015

Buda Council Says ‘No” to Handheld Devices
It is now illegal to use any handheld device while operating a motor vehicle or bicycle within the Buda city limits.
July 8, 2015

New Megabus Terminal Approved by Planning Commission
Working deep into Wednesday morning, the city’s Planning Commission voted June 24 to allow Megabus to open a terminal at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 15th Street.
June 26, 2015

Transportation Officials Planning a Bike Lane for SPI Causeway
Pete Sepulveda, Jr., executive director of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority, says it is “extremely doable” to build a dedicated bike lane on the South Padre Island Causeway.
June 19, 2015

Here’s How Much Americans Spend on Their Daily Commute
Take your annual take-home pay and subtract $2,600 from it — that’s how much you’re really making, after you factor in how much it costs you to get to and from your job all year.
June 9, 2015

A Comeback for the Carpool
For decades after World War II, the carpool to work was a daily ritual for millions of Americans, mostly suburban (and, in those days, mostly male).
June 8, 2015

Four Cities Race to Finish the Country’s First Protected Intersection
Sometimes, change builds up for years. And sometimes, it bursts.
May 28, 2015

CAMPO adopts 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan
A regional transportation plan designed to manage growth in Central Texas nearly received unanimous approval May 11 by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization policy board.
May 12, 2015

Round Rock in Early Stages of Plan Looking at Public Transit Options
The city of Round Rock is in the early stages of creating a transit master plan—a document that could serve as an outline for how the city will get public transit service throughout the city and to destinations in the region.
May 6, 2015

Why Salt Lake City Chose to Build the First Protected Intersection for Bicycling in the U.S.
The latest innovation in bicycle infrastructure isn’t happening in Portland, Oregon, or New York City, or even Minneapolis.
May 8, 2015

Why Great Transit is Worth Loads of Money to Local Businesses
Jobs are moving back into city centers, but there’s still an awful lot of them in the urban fringes and the suburbs—places typically hard for public transportation to serve.
May 5, 2015

Bike Month: It’s for EVERYONE.
Did you know that May is Bike Month? You better believe it! And regardless of your level of expertise on a bicycle, Bike Month still has something for everyone.
April 27, 2015

7 Ways Transit, Bikes & Walking Move Us to a Brighter Future
According to the nation’s pundits and prophets, the future of transportation is all figured out for us.
April 27, 2015

How Washington State Convinced Big Companies to Dramatically Reduce Drive-Alone Commutes
The state’s Commute Trip Reduction program is a model for the nation.
April 6, 2015

Mayor Outlines First Three Months in Office During Austin Chamber Luncheon
Austin receives much notoriety for placing atop many lists that shed positive light on the area…
April 1, 2015

Capital Metro See 15 Percent Spike in MetroRapid, Rail Ridership During SXSW
Capital Metro set another record-breaking year in 2015 for South by Southwest ridership on its MetroRail and MetroRapid bus service.
March 31, 2015

Survey: 100 Million Americans Bike Each Year, But Few Make It a Habit
Many Americans have bikes at their disposal and go for a spin at least once a year, though few bike regularly for transportation…
March 4, 2015

Pflugerville Hiring Firm to Create Transportation Plan
The city of Pflugerville is hiring a transportation consulting firm that will develop a transportation plan for the city, including plans for a city bus hub.
January 7, 2015

Walking is So Hard Insurance Companies Will Pay Us to Do It Now
I regret to inform you that the day has come in which health insurance companies are paying people to walk. Paying. People. To. Walk.
December 18, 2014

Stuck in Line? Don’t Worry, ABIA Ranked among least-frustrating airports
As the annual year-end travel season kicked off this week, those flying into or out of Austin can give thanks that they are traveling through one of the least frustrating airports in North America, according to Businessweek.
November 28, 2014

UT Study: Driverless Taxis Could Move Thousands, Make Money
Drone-like driverless taxis could save travelers a lot of time and money if implemented properly in Austin
November 24, 2014

Hints and Tips for Winter Commuting from Bivouac Ann Arbor
The rugged folks at Bivouac Ann Arbor are ready to Conquer the Cold and bike, bus and walk all winter long!  How do they do it?
November 24, 2014

Trying to Travel in a City? Biking is the best (or least most energy-efficient) mode
We’ve covered a number of the crazy contests in which a bike, a car, a public transit rider see who can race between two urban points fastest.
November 13, 2014

A Scooter That Folds Up Into a Belt
The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.
November 5, 2014

SH 130 Key Road in Travis County’s Plans for Growth
Travis County is currently working on a draft for their Land, Water and Transportation Plan, preparing for a day when SH 130 south of Pflugerville might have more on it than farmland and a healthy amount of automobile traffic.
November 5, 2014

Mobility Week, Commute Solutions Month Promote Alternative Modes of Commuting
Austinites already know how bad traffic is in the city, but they might not know all of their commuting options besides driving alone in their cars.
October 31, 2014

7 Charts that Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable
Housing costs are often the first to come to mind when we think about whether or not a city is affordable.
August 25, 2014

Why It Makes Sense to Add Biking and Walking Routes Along Active Rail Lines
You’ve heard of rail-trails — abandoned rail lines that have been turned into multi-use paths for biking and walking.
August 18, 2014

What we like – and don’t like – about our cities
American city dwellers place a high value on their cities’ food offerings, from restaurants to farmers’ markets.
July 29, 2014

Study: Austin Drivers Spend Time, Money Due to Insufficient Roads
As Central Texas grows, we need more roads and those roads need maintenance.
July 23, 2014

The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA, the transit authority for metro Atlanta, is quietly becoming a player in the real estate world, and it has its excess parking to thank.
July 21, 2014

CAMPO Announces New Executive Director
Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, is returning to Austin to become executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
July 9, 2014

Austin City Council, Capital Metro board endorse urban rail proposal
Included in Austin City Council’s unanimous approval June 26 of its 2014 Strategic Mobility Plan is the 9.5-mile urban rail project…
July 9, 2014

How Design Can Help Build a ‘Transit Culture’
Earlier this month the transit agency serving metropolitan Rochester, New York, announced a million-dollar “rebranding” effort.
March 14, 2014

Austin Traffic Worse Than NYC, Study Says
Austin’s traffic congestion is worse than New York City, according to a study by the National Traffic Scoreboard.
March 4, 2014

City Gives Ride-Sharing App Green Light
A new mobile app is working to cut down congestion on Austin’s roads through ride sharing.
February 26, 2014

TxDOT Rolls Out I-35 Mobility Plan in Travis County
The projects the Texas Department of Transportation has identified to aid mobility on I-35 in Travis County are meant to be short-term fixes, and area leaders still face the challenge of planning long-term solutions.
January 29, 2014

Central Texas Agency Coordinates Regional Transportation Planning
Planning for transportation projects that are regionally significant or use state and federal dollars takes coordination throughout many jurisdictions.|
January 8, 2014

Actually, Technology Hasn’t Really Stopped Millennials From Driving
Evelyn Blumenberg, the chair of urban planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, doesn’t buy the theory that Millennials are traveling less because they’re using technology more.
November 1, 2013

Commuting’s Hidden Cost
My twin grandsons, now 13, walk nearly a mile to and from school and play basketball in the schoolyard for an hour or more most afternoons, when weather and music lessons permit.
October 28, 2013

MoPac Construction to Begin in December
Construction will start this fall on a two-year project designed to aid mobility on MoPac by adding one tolled express lane in each direction between Parmer Lane and Cesar Chavez Street.
October 24, 2013

Protected Bike Lane on Guadalupe Street Debuts Oct. 17
Bicyclists along a portion of The Drag on the the UT campus will now have their own protected lane.
October 17, 2013

Forget Room Service — Order a Bike
Hotels have introduced all sorts of fun amenities over the years, from iPads to pet goldfish.
October 17, 2013

Secrets of the Happiest Commuters
Amid the millions of commuters crowding trains and clogging highways each workday is a rare creature: the contented commuter.
October 8, 2013

TxDOT Could Conduct Transportation Study of Abandoned MoKan Rail Corridor
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is encouraging the Texas Department of Transportation to initiate…
October 2, 2013

Hutto Gets Transportation Study Update
Capital Metro held a meeting with Hutto leaders Friday morning to provide an update on Project Connect North Corridor…
October 2, 2013

APTA Report: 70% of Millennials Multimodal
Nearly 70% of millennials, people 18-34, use multiple travel options several times or more per week…
October 1, 2013

America’s Fastest-Growing Counties: The ‘Burbs Are Back
For nearly a half century, the death of suburbs and exurbs has been prophesied by pundits…
September 26, 2013

Planning for Austin’s Urban Rail System
In November, the group planning Austin’s urban rail hopes to answer the question, “Where are we going?”
September 26, 2013

Anyone Can Ride on CARTS
Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) hosted an informal meeting in Elgin last Thursday…
September 25, 2013

Is America’s Love Affair with the Car Coming to an End?
Researchers struggle to interpret statistics showing people aren’t driving as much as they use to.
August 29, 2013

Fedoras Not Required: 7 Bike Commuting Tips for First Timers
In a life that seems farther away than it actually is…
August 28, 2013

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future
The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” – London’s cycle hire scheme…
August 6, 2013

What’s Big with the College Kids? Bike Sharing
Hello, Columbus! Bike sharing has come to the home of The Ohio State University, in a new program called CoGo.
July 30, 2013

Capital Metro Approves Partnership for Georgetown CARTS Service
Capital Metro approved an agreement with the Capital Area Rural Transportation System and city of Georgetown to continue providing on-demand bus service.
July 30, 2013

Young Americans Are Abandoning Car Ownership and Driving
Record numbers of young Americans don’t own a car or hold a driver’s license, and young people are beginning to take notice.
July 5, 2013

Project Connect Includes Hutto in Plans
Williamson County was the fastest growing U.S. county in 2012 and the population boom is expected to continue…
July 3, 2013

Buda-to-Austin Bus Route in the Works
Buda City Council members are considering a bus route that could link the city to downtown Austin or to Southpark Meadows shopping center off of I-35.
June 28, 2013

Regional Transit Plan to Provide Travel Choices
Routes would connect city core to suburbs and activity center.
June 27, 2013

Rail Plans Moving Faster This Year
High-speed rail and TEX Rail, both long-discussed North Texas projects are making significant progress this year.
June 19, 2013

Buda Considering Capital Metro Service
The city of Buda is exploring possible funding avenues that would allow Capital Metro to provide service between the city and one of its transit service’s stops at Southpark Meadows in Austin.
June 14, 2014

City Council Votes to Leave Rail District
Georgetown City Council members directed city staff June 11 with a 5-2 vote to draft a resolution that would end the city’s involvement with the Lone Star Rail District…
June 12, 2013

CAMPO Approves Population Estimates for 2040 Long-Range Plan
The latest population projection forecast shows the six-county Central Texas region covered by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization could swell to more than 4.1 people by 2040.
June 11, 2013

Potential Y at Oak Hill Long-Term Improvement Concepts Revealed
On May 23, some Oak Hill community members caught their first glimpse of the proposed design concepts for the Oak Hill Parkway…
May 24, 2013

San Marcos Getting Ready for Population Surge
San Marcos’ population of 46,685 is expected to swell by 70 percent during the next two decades…
May 16, 2013

Study Shows Austin Traffic Congestion Among the Nation’s Worst
Another day, another study showing Austin traffic is bad. And getting worse.
May 16, 2013

Millennials Lead the Trend to Less Driving, But What Happens as They Get Older?
It is unquestionably true that Americans are driving less today than we did just a few years ago.
May 14, 2013

Young Americans Lead Trend to Less Driving
Charlotte and other American cities have not abandoned their cars or their sprawling growth.
May 13, 2013

Ten Cities with the Worst Traffic
Last year, the average American driver wasted 38 hours sitting in traffic.
May 4, 2013

Pedal to Prosperity
April Showers bring May flowers – and National Bike Month.
May 2, 2013

So you’ve Decided to Implement Teleworking. Now What?
Once you’ve determined teleworking is right for your organization, it’s time to set up a policy.
May 2, 2013

Downtown Austin to see changes in parking, use of alleys
Official: Repealed requirements could spur business development
April 25, 2013

I-35 Cut and Cap Plan Proposed
Sinking interstate would create land for development and parks
April 25, 2013

Buda Planning for Growth, Transportation Challenges
On Feb. 19, Buda City Council adopted an update to its transportation master plan…
April 18, 2013

Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?
No traffic lights. No traffic signs. No painted lines in the roadway. No curbs.
April 2, 2013

Parking Reduction Pilot Program Approved by Austin City Council
Some businesses will be able to offer fewer parking spaces due to a parking reduction incentive pilot program…
March 28, 2013

Cedar Park Considers New Transportation Master Plan
City to evaluate top transportation needs in 2013.
March 21, 2013

Good News: Studies Show Bike Commuting is One of the Best Ways to Stay Healthy
It is always a pleasure when scientific studies confirm your own long-held opinions…
March 12, 2013

A Turnaround for Downtown
Major roadway renovations in Round Rock set to begin.
March 7, 2013

Downtown to Get 2nd Street Overhaul and New Sidewalks
The bumps and jostles Elgin drivers face when driving down 2nd Street will soon become a thing of the past as the city completes the Centers Grant Project.
March 6, 2013

Central Texas Cities Look to Apps to Better Serve Residents
At least four Central Texas cities have decided to go mobile…
March 6, 2013

Census: 150,000 Workers Commute to Travis from Other Counties
Almost 90,000 people in Williamson County head south to work in Travis County.
March 5, 2013

Commissioners Eye Regional Transportation Plan
After months of meetings and public input, the Caldwell County Commissioners Court heard…
February 22, 2013

Spring Train-ing
Warm-up for another urban rail campaign
February 22, 2013

Women Will Ride Bikes When It’s Safer for Them to Do So
It’s no secret that American women are less likely than American met to ride bikes in cities.
February 19, 2013

Gondolas in Round Rock? City Council Members Say They Love the Idea
Will airborne gondolas one day ply the skies of Round Rock…
February 14, 2013

Leander Opens San Gabriel Parkway
San Gabriel Parkway, one of the prominent east-west corridors planned with Leander’s transit-oriented development district…
February 14, 2013

The American Commuter Spends 38 Hours a Year Stuck in Traffic
Few people would choose to spend the equivalent of a week at work stuck in traffic every year…
February 6, 2013

MoPac Express Lanes to Break Ground
This summer, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will start the massive express lane project on MoPac.
February 5, 2013

Commuter’s Wasted Time in Traffic Costs $121B
The nation’s commuters are adapting to increasing traffic congestion by building delays into their schedules…
February 5, 2013

Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better
People don’t always make rational decisions.
February 1, 2013

Austin is America’s Fastest Growing City
Austin took the top spot for the third year in a row on Forbes’ list of “America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities.”
January 24, 2013

Lone Star Rail expected in next three to four years
The subway, underground, tube, ‘L’, metro, rail, rapid transit, or simply the train.
January 23, 2013

I-35 and the history of the Chisholm Trail: Cattle, Commerce, and Commuters
Today, “the drive” means to hop in your car and proceed from point A to point B.
January 2013

New Pedestrian Path Opens along 183 Tollroad
A new pedestrian path has opened along a stretch of 183A toll road…
January 22, 2013

NYC to Add Citywide ‘Wayfinding’ Maps to Encourage Walking, Business
Even with smartphone maps, a waffle iron street grid and numbered streets in most of Manhattan…
January 14, 2013

3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit
A strong mass transit system needs frequent and reliable service to maintain its ridership…
January 7, 2013

Inside China’s High-Speed Rail Triumph
The recent launch of China’s Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail—the longest high-speed line in the world—is more than a technological triumph.
January 5, 2013

Capital Metro Bus Service Through the Domain Starts January 13
Starting Jan. 13, visitors and employees of The Domain will have the option of taking the bus through the shopping center…
January 4, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal Restores Commuter Tax Break for 2012 and 2013
There’s good news for train, subway and vanpool riders hidden in the 157-page fiscal cliff deal…
January 2, 2013

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership
For years, many transportation experts thought the success of a city’s transit system depended directly on the strength of its central business district.
January 2, 2013

Workers Expect Better Technology When Teleworking
People who work from home say they expect to be outfitted with the latest technology in order to work more effectively, according to a new survey.
December 26, 2012

50 Best and Worst US Transportation Projects, State By State
The US spends about $200 billion on federal, state and local transportation infrastructure each year…
December 26, 2012

Electric Bikes Have Invaded China. Is the U.S. Next?
There are tens of millions of battery-assisted bikes on the road in China…
December 14, 2012

Review: New Google Maps Boasts Big Improvements
Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone
December 14, 2012

Austin Bus Stops get $10M Accessibility Makeover
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to upgrade some of its bus stops over the next five years to make them more walkable and accessible.
December 13, 2012

Crowdsourcing Your Commute
December 10, 2012

How to Maximize Your Carpooling for the Holidays
Traditionally, when the subject of carpooling comes to mind…
December 3, 2012

Why Texas Doesn’t Have Subways
Standing in the construction site formerly known as Waterloo Park…
November 21, 2012

Capital Metro: Special F1 Service Went Smoothly
Capital Metro has released preliminary numbers for the special transportation services it provided…
November 21, 2012

Austin Ranks as 33rd Largest U.S. Metro Area
The Austin area has gained nearly 150,000 residents since 2010…
November 20, 2012

Eastern Loop: Hays County Breaks Ground on FM 110 Roadway Project
San Marcos – Hays County this morning officially broke ground on a new four-lane divided highway…
November 15, 2012

Pedal Perfect: Bikers Shed Spandex to Inspire New Riders
Biking in style at a tweed and vintage ride.
November 13, 2012

High Tech Highway: SH130 Depends on Technology to Operate
State Highway 130 isn’t your grandfather’s toll road.
November 11, 2012

NYC Commuters Face Week of Unchartered Grounds as Storms Brew
Area residents head off to their first full week of commuting since superstorm Sandy crippled the biggest U.S. mass-transit network.
November 5, 2012

Bike Research Leading to Smarter Regional Investments, Easier Rides
When policymakers look to meet cycling goals by investing in new bicycle routes, they have little research to help them determine whether cyclists will actually use them.
October 23, 2012

San Marcos, Texas State University Work to Create Transit Partnership
When the U.S. Census Bureau reclassified San Marcos as an urban area in March…
October 18, 2012

Where do Most Commuters Walk to Work?
Most people would love to walk to work, but few live close enough to their jobs to do so.
October 4, 2012

Gasoline Prices Fall Again
Average retail gasoline prices in the Austin area have fallen 4.9 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54 a gallon
October 2, 2012

H-E-B, City Aim to Make Pflugerville “Pfit”
In the race to be healthier, Pflugerville has pulled ahead of the pack.
September 28, 2012

Williamson County Commissioners to Consider Trails Plan
The Williamson County Commissioners Court will discuss a master trails plan Oct. 2 that could add 578.3 miles to county trails.
September 28, 2012

Vehicle Sharer Zipcar Expands to ACC’s Rio Grande Campus
Car-sharing company Zipcar is partnering with Austin Community College to help students with transportation needs for its Rio Grande campus
September 20, 2012

ACC President: transit ‘key’ part of Highland strategy
Access to quality public transportation is one of the leading drivers behind Austin Community College’s master plan…
September 4, 2012

MoPac Express Lanes Get Additional State Funding, Environmental Approval
The MoPac Improvement Project, which will add one express lane in each direction to the roadway…
August 31, 2012

Capital Metro Proposes 2013 Budget, Allocates Funds for MetroRapid Project
Capital Metro has proposed a $193.7 million fiscal year operating budget.
August 28, 2012

Back to School: Carpooling Needn’t Drive You Crazy
The one back-to-school features parents most dread…
August 15, 2012

Gaming Gridlock: Cool Tech to Beat Traffic Congestion
Americans’ relationship with the automobile has been described as a “love affair”, but these days the passion is long gone.
August 15, 2012

Cedar Park Considers Setting Up Transportation Network via Social Media
Since opting out of Capital Metro’s service area in 1998, residents haven’t had much in the way of public transportation options.
August 6, 2012

App Encourages Commuters to Ride Their Bike
Integrated Marketing Communications in the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration…
August 6, 2012

Office Resources: A Telecommuting and Teleworking Guide
The workplace is an ever-changing environment.
August 5, 2012

21st Century Hitchhiking: Social Carpooling Launches on East Coast
California’s Leading carpool company is now bi-coastal
August 5, 2012

Senate Eyes Federal Commuter Tax Break
The Senate Finance Committee Thursday passed a bill that would restore an expired tax break for commuters.
August 2, 2012

Local Air Quality and the Bigger Picture
The good news is that our air is still designated as in “attainment” according to federal standards…
July 24, 2012

62 Smartphone APPS Revolutionizing The Modern Commute
Commuting can be a real pain in the patootie…
July 23, 2012

The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers
It’s no secret that American cities are trying all kinds of things to encourage bike commuting.
July 20, 2012

Cedar Park Prepares for City’s Largest Road Project in History
The City of Cedar Park is preparing for its largest road improvement project in history…
July 19, 2012

Most Urban Jobs Are Near Transit, But Most Workers Aren’t
Most urban jobs are near some sort of mass transit stop but most workers face…
July 11, 2012

Speed Limit Increased to 75 MPH on Toll 183A
The speed limit on Toll 183 in Cedar park and Leander will increase in early August.
July 11, 2012

Van Pool Program to Fort Hood Expands
Employees of Fort Hood making the daily drive to the military base…
July 6, 2012

Top 10 Bicycling Cities (Highest Bike Commute Rates)
July 5, 2012

Car-Pooling Makes a Surge on Apps and Social Media
The annual ritual of piling into the car for the great American summer road trip has a new twist…
July 4, 2012

Summer Bike Commuting Tips
Summer can be challenging for bike commuting, but don’t let the heat ruin your bike commute!
July 3, 2012

Austin Moves Up on Largest U.S. Cities List
Austin has moved up one spot of  a list of the largest cities in the United States…
July 2, 2012

Batteries Add Power and Market Appeal to Bicycles
Austin – Kelly Hunka tried out an electric bicycle for the first time last week.
June 27, 2012

New TxDOT Project Offers Real-Time Travel Information

Driver statewide can now access real-time road traffic and weather conditions online through their phones.
June 25, 2012

Council Briefed on F1 Prep Work
Travis County – Crowd and traffic control present biggest challenges.
June 22, 2012

In Houston, Hundreds of People Carpool with Strangers.  Why Hasn’t it Happened in Dallas?
Every morning at a METRO stop along the Katy Freeway in Houston, several dozen commuters gather and wait.
June 21, 2012

Public Invited to Speak at Transit District Hearing
San Marcos – The City of San Marcos will sponsor a public hearing on Thursday seeking citizens comments…
June 20, 2012

CARTS, Cap Metro Planning Single Pay Regional Bus Passes
Elgin – It is already more convenient than ever to take a bus into Austin, but it could become more seamless…
June 20, 2012

Project Connect Hosts Open House in Pflugerville
Pflugerville -To kick-start an 18-month study of transportation alternatives in a corridor that stretches from…
June 20, 2012

Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic with Games of Chance
The largest lottery jackpot in history inspired Americans to spend $1.5 billion for a slim chance at riches this year.
June 15, 2012

Which Airlines Topped On-Time Rankings?
Thanks to good weather and fewer planes in the skies…
June 15, 2012

GOVERNING Healthy Commuting Habits Study
Governing’s analysis of health and census data found a strong correlation…
June 14, 2012

Dream San Marcos – City Council Adopts Vision Statements to Guide Future Growth
The San Marcos City Council has adopted vision statements to guide the Dream San Marcos…
June 11, 2012

Point Austin:  Running in Place
Austin – On November rail vote, Leffingwell says…not just yet.
June 8, 2012

Texas Considers 85 mph Speed Limit on Toll Road
Houston – Transportation officials in Texas are testing a new 41-mile segment of highway…
June 7, 2012

Travis County OKs Mass Gathering Permit for Formula One
Southwest Austin – Travis County approved a mass gathering permit for the Circuit of The Americas
June 5, 2012

Public Transportation Ridership Use Surged in First Quarter 2012
Nationwide Increase of 5.0% with Nearly 2.7 Billion Trips Taken
June 4, 2012

University Boulevard Improvements
Round Rock – City, county work to improve roadway
June 1, 2012

$5.6 Million Realized in Commuter Savings on National Telework Week with 2012 Federal Government Leading the Pack
The results of the National Telework Week 2012 have been made public.
June 3, 2012

The Future of Car Commuting
It’s nearly at the point where using the word futuristic to describe autonomous cars verges on journalistic irresponsibility.
June 1, 2012

Car Pool Solutions
Round Rock – We always hear of too few parking places, too many cars for the freeways.
May 31, 2012

The Incredible Disappearing Office: Telework Hitting the Mainstream
The proportion of employees who work predominately from home…
May 29, 2012

Travis County, Businesses Prepare for Formula One
Travis County is less than six months away from hosting the 2012 United States Grand Prix…
May 25, 2012

Bike Your Drive – Top Commuter Basics
May 25, 2012

City of Austin Says $275M is Needed to Build First Phase of Urban Rail Network
Austin – With its sights on a November vote, the Austin Transportation Department recommended to City Council…
May 22, 2012

Hoboken Co-Workers Find New Method of Commuting to NYC — by Kayak
Two Hobokenities may have found the answer to the commute the frustrates many on a daily basis.
May 21, 2012

Viva Streets Austin Ciclovia
Austin – East Sixth Street becomes car-free zone for cycling festival
May 20, 2012

Volatile Gas Prices Point to Increased Use of Public Transportation
Future to call upon Congress to act now and ensure public transit systems have the resources to handle added demand.
May 15, 2012

National Transportation Week Turns 50
A lot of folks don’t think about the roads they drive along, the rails they ride along, or the runways they land on.
May 14, 2012

Which Commute is the Healthiest?
The longer you commute, the worse your health…
May 10, 2012

Commuting Drives Up Weight, Blood Pressure
Is the morning commute grinding your gears?
May 8, 2012

Tips for Vacations Using Public Transportation
In 2011, 54 percent of travelers surveyed planned to use mass transit on their summer vacations.
May 2, 2012

Get Started with Bike Commuting During National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month and no matter where you live in the U.S., there are sure to be many bicycling-related events…
May 2, 2012

As Gas Prices Surge, Telework Week 2012 Banks $5.6 Million in Commuter Savings
Post report uncovers spike in telework interest and organizational support year over year.
May 2, 2012

Transportation Startups Gear Up for London Olympics
Last year, the Royal Wedding brought over one million tourist to London.
May 1, 2012

Capital Metro Approves Two Contractor for Bus Service
Austin – The Capital Metro Board approved two contracts with two different Texas-based companies…
April 24, 2012

Biking or Walking for Short Trips Makes Good Cents
San Marcos – One of the most talked about topics recently is the price of gasoline.
April 24, 2012

FTA ‘New Start” Funds on MetroRapid Buses
Federal grant covers 80% of $47.6 million bus rapid transit program
April 20, 2012

Transportation, evolving
The automobile has long been an inextricable aspect of American culture, symbolizing freedom and autonomy.
April 20, 2012

Avoid the Hassle of Parking: Alternative Transportation at UT
Austin – Parking at the University of Texas can be a major pain…
April 16, 2012

Counterfeit Inspection Stickers Impact Travis County Air Quality
Oak Hill – The Precinct Three constable’s office in Oak Hill has been conducting an investigation…
April 11, 2012

New 183A Northern Extension Opens Friday
Leander – The 5 -mile 183A Extension was built more than 7 years ahead of schedule…
April 4, 2012

Safeguard Your Health; Save Money & Spare the Air (And There’s An APP For That)
It’s springtime. Here in Central Texas that means bluebonnets…
April 1, 2012

Downtown Urban Rail on Track for November Vote
Faced with a population that is growing faster than the city’s infrastructure can support…
March 30, 2012

Beat Gas Prices by Bike Commuting

Bicycle commuting sets you free.
March 28, 2012

Alternative Commute Easy, Even with Big Family
Despite having 10 children and no car at Duke…
March 20, 2012

Top Transportation Tweeters
March 19, 2012

Telework is on the Rise:  Here’s Why
It’s no secret that today’s mobile workforce is changing telework…
March 18, 2012

More Commuters Hitch Rides on Bobcat Trams
Ridership on the Texas State University Shuttle Systems buses has increased…
March 17, 2012

What Would You Give Up to Pay for Gas?
One-third of survey respondents would forgo discretionary spending to fill their tank.
March 14, 2012

Public Transportation Use Up Across the Nation in 2011
Fueled partly by rising gas prices…
March 12, 2012

5 Ways to Stay Focused While Working at Home
Working from home is a nice perk, but isn’t always easy to stay focused.
March 5, 2012

Capital Metro and City of Austin Partner to offer Weekend Rail Service
Beginning March 23rd, MetroRail will run on Friday and Saturdays…
March 1, 2012

National Telework Week Encourages Companies to Work Green
From March 5 – 9, individuals and companies join National Telework Week…
February 27, 2012

Growing Number of People Have Become ‘Super Commuters’
A growing number of people are traveling really long distances to work.
February 27, 2012

Kyle, San Marcos, Texas State University Eye Transit District with More Bus Service
The City of Kyle has nearly 30,000 residents and no regular bus routes.
February 26, 2012

Guidelines Seek to End Distractions, Social Media While Driving
The U.S. Department of Transportation doesn’t want you tweeting..when you’re behind the wheel
February 16, 2012

Manor Park & Ride Grand Opening Today
Capital Metro celebrates opening of new facility
February 15, 2012

The History of Carpooling, from Jitneys to Ridesharing
The word “carpooling” usually conjures images from the 1970s…
February 8, 2012

CARTS Adds Direct Service to ACC Riverside Campus
The Bastrop Metro Connector Route offers direct service from the Bastrop Park and Ride
February 1, 2012

Bicycle Superhighways – Pathways to Less Congestion and Healthier Urban Lifestyles
Efforts to establish “bicycle superhighways” – not just bike lanes tacked on to city streets…
January 30, 2012

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Releases Interactive State Transportation Facts and Figures
This interactive web transportation mapping application allows customers to find transportation data.
January 27, 2012

Pressure Grows for Congress to Extend Commuter Benefits for Public Transportation Users
Transit groups and riders advocate for reversal of expected tax increase…
January 24, 2012

Alliance Benchmarking Report Ranks Cities and State on Bicycling and Walking
In a new report, the Alliance ranks all 50 states…
January 23, 2012

Where Teleworking is Headed in 2012
There is no shortage of research on teleworking or telecommuting trends in government.
January 19, 2012

The Science of How We Walk
The study of walking around the city is usually tied to safety.
January 12, 2012

This Traffic Light Senses Bikes, Promotes Road Harmony
Cyclists have a new friend out there on the roads: microwaves.
January 4, 2012

The Recession Squeeze on Buses and Trains
For the average American driver…
December 31, 2011

What’s Ahead for Transportation in 2012?
It’s time to consider what lies ahead in the new year for the transportation community…
December 28, 2011

Transit Pass and Vanpool Benefits to Shrink in 2012
Millions of people will experience a significant increase…
December 12, 2011

Fighting Congestion with Technology: The New Frontier
A technological revolution is underway…
December 9, 2011

The End of the Road for Motormania
Is the west falling out of love with the car?
August 31, 2011

An app Designed to Curb Distracted Driving
Parents no longer have to worry about teens texting & driving…
August 10, 2011

Cars vs. Peds: Battle for the Streets
The latest in European plans to make driving difficult
July 1, 2011

More Talk About Mopac
Thoughts from the latest Mopac open house.
May 27, 2011

Bike to Work Day at DOT
Don’t miss the picture of Abe Lincoln in a DC pedicab!
May 23, 2011

Missed Opportunities: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
How Low-Income Americans lack Transit Options to Work
May 12, 2011

Half Price Books Celebrates Earth Day With YOU
Simple: you pledge, they donate $
April 19, 2011

Clean Air Force Ozone Season Kick-off Event
No joke; it’s Ozone Season.
April 1, 2011

City of Austin Rail Plan Makes Debut
Public invited to comment on conceptual plan
March 29, 20011

Travel Demand Management Aussie Style
Carrots, sticks and tambourines
March 18, 2011