Media Spotlights

Transportation Group: Local Associations Can Help Keep Communities MovingAssociations Now, November 2, 2017

Greg Abbott’s New Whiff, Austin Chronicle, November 1, 2017

Watson Presents a New Plan for I-35, Austin Monitor, October 31, 2017

Downtown Leaders Eye Busing Changes to Manage Traffic GrowthAustin Monitor, October 30, 2017

In the Office: Reducing Rush Hour Traffic Starts with Discussions in the C-SuiteAustin Business Journal, August 22, 2017

5 Ways to Build Company Culture Around TransportationAustin Chamber of Commerce, August 14, 2017

Will people ever share rides in small and mid-size cities?, Mobility Lab, March 16, 207

More transit options to be available to Northwest Austin commuters in 2017Community Impact, November 21, 2016

Austin businesses pledge to change ‘commute culture’KVUE, October 25, 2016

Austin Mayor’s congestion cure: fewer workers driving to office aloneAustin Business Journal, October 25, 2016

Adler Touts Mobility Challenge to Businesses, KLBJ, October 25, 2016

How can Austin reduce its traffic congestions? Don’t drive alone to work, officials sayCommunity Impact, October 25, 2016

Could Dell help solve Austin’s traffic woes? Tech Giant emphasized telecommuting, Austin Business Journal, June 13, 2016

Commuters React to Mayor’s “Austin Don’t Rush” DayKVUE, May 11, 2016

Dell Discusses Benefits of Their Work From Home ProgramKXAN, May 11, 2016

ABJ Editor: This Might Actually Help Austin TrafficABJ, May 6, 2016

Mayor Adler’s Office Promotes Don’t Rush DayAustin Chronicle, May 6, 2016

Mayor Adler: Don’t Rush on May 11Fox 7, May 1, 2016

Mayor Adler Announces “Austin Don’t Rush Day” to Alleviate Traffic, KEYE, April 28, 2016

Mayor Adler to Announce Next Traffic-Reducing InitiativeKVUE, April 28, 2016

Mayor Announces Don’t Rush Day Aimed at Curbing Rush Hour TrafficKXAN, April 28, 2016

How Austin’s Mayor Wants to Cut Traffic – One Day at a TimeAustin Business Journal, April 28, 2016

Austin Mayor Adler sets May 11 as day to work from home, avoid rush hourAustin American-Statesman, April 28, 2016

Austin to Amp Up Transportation Management During Busiest SXSW DaysCommunity Impact, March 18, 2016

How to Get Downtown, Around Austin, or Avoid it All During SXSW,  CultureMap, March 10, 2016

Getting Around During SXSW 2016, KVUE, March 10, 2016

Mayor Adler Encourages Austinites to Work From Home on Friday, KVUE, March 9, 2016

Obama Visit & SXSW Make it Time to Consider Alternative Transit, KXAN, March 9, 2016

Businesses Take Mayor up on “Work From Home” Friday, KEYE, March 9, 2016

Austin Mayor Encourages People to Work From Home FridayKEYE, March 8, 2016

Transform your Trip ACT AWARD APPLICATION, June 16, 2015

Can a Classic Counseling Technique Get People Out of Cars?, NextCity, May 18, 2015

Movability Austin Cutting Congestion With Commute Chats, KEYE, April 24, 2015

Austin’s Transportation Future: A Conversation with Anthony FoxxKUT, April 24, 2015

City-led Traffic Congestion Action Plan on the WayAustin Monitor, March 27, 2015

Austin Rolls Out New Steps to Keep Downtown Traffic Moving, KXAN, March 27, 2015

Downtown Austin parking problem? Depends who you askCommunity Impact, March 25, 2015

Movability Austin Offers Initiative To Customize Your Commute, KEYE, February 3, 2015

With Roads Clogged and Rail In The Ditch, Time For Disparate Measures? Austin American-Statesman, February 1, 2015

Transportation: The Big Picture, City of Austin, January 6, 2015

ABJ Editor: Rail Failed, Here’s Plan B For Traffic-Choked Austin, ABJ, November 5, 2014

Mobility Week Celebration, Austin Monthly, October 24, 2014

Tacos & Coffee: Free Commuter Breakfast Presented by Carma Carpooling, 365 Things To Do In Austin, October 24, 2014

Mobility Week, Commute Solutions, Promote Alternative Modes of Commuting, Community Impact, October 31, 2014

Mobility 20/20 Initiative WantsFewer Cars on the RoadsKVUE, September 16, 2014

Initiative Aims To Cut Down Number of Cars on Austin RoadsKXAN, September 16, 2014

Changing Driver Behavior Could Help Better Austin’s Congestion, Community Impact, December 17, 2014

Austin Companies Asked  To Help Solve City’s Traffic Congestion, Community Impact, September 17, 2014

Austin Businesses Encourage Carpooling Among Employees, KEYE, September 9, 2014

Movability on KXAN’s Studio 512, August 20, 2014

Transportation Solutions Advance, Community Impact, July 23, 2014

“We need to find ways to get people to use more urban, efficient ways of getting around,” said Glenn Gadbois, executive director of transportation advocacy group       Movability Austin. “A behavioral change is needed so people start thinking again how they should get around.”

Movability Austin works with companies to identify programs and tax incentives that can help take those companies’ commuters off the road. In late July, Gadbois will be working with chamber leadership to finalize details on a potential partnership that could increase Movability Austin’s efforts.”

Getting Off The Road, Austin Chronicle, June 27, 2014

“When Movability surveys companies, it typically finds that 15-20% of employees have already figured out an alternative commute. Another 20-25% are interested in alternatives but aren’t really using them – “and that’s our sweet spot,” says Executive Director Gadbois, adding that his group doesn’t spend any time trying to force a change on those who aren’t interested. Movability then acts as a one-stop shop to help receptive employees find their options. This means everything from sitting down with one person and mapping a safe bike route with minimal hills, to talking with an employer about offering transit passes instead of garage parking.”

Movability Austin strives for short-term solutions to downtown congestion, Community Impact Newsletter, March 7, 2013

Austin commuters must change attitude, ways; we can’t be so ‘Texan’ [PDF], Austin Business Journal, February 8, 2013

Developers must alter the way Central Texas is built; bye-bye sprawl, Austin Business Journal, February 8, 2013

The problem with the Sunbelt cities is that we’ve spread out, said Glenn Gadbois, the executive director of Movability Austin, an organization that helps promote transportation alternatives in Austin. Development is too dense for cars and too sparse for many forms of public transit.                            

Commuting together could solve Austin’s traffic headache, YNN, January 24, 2013

Bikes, public transportation, company sponsored shuttles, but what about carpooling? With more than 100,000 people working downtown, it could a commuter’s best option.

The City of Austin calculates about 75 percent of MoPac drivers ride alone.

Riding solo is not how husband and wife Brandon and Rachel Somers choose to operate. They recently started riding to work together.

VeloTexas 2012: Lauren Bennett of Movability Austin, August 26, 2012

 

Austin could see bike share program by May, Austin Business Journal, November 6, 2012

“The last mile,” where a transit route’s final stop leaves commuters several blocks from their workplaces, is one of the biggest obstacles stopping downtown workers from riding buses or commuting via bicycle, said transit specialist Glenn Gadbois.

Public transit woes: Austinites just love their cars, Austin Business Journal, November 1, 2012

Gadbois said about 116,000 people go downtown each day. Of those, about 85 percent drive alone. That’s about as many people as our current transit system can handle, he said.

To see real improvement in traffic conditions, he said, Austin would have to reduce the amount of such commuters to about 80 percent. Ideally, that portion would be reduced to 70 percent, Gadbois said.

Downtown urban rail on track for November vote, Impact News, March 30, 2012

“The idea is not to just get rail for downtown Austin; it is to provide a core of rail that can help start to link all the [population] centers with one another,” said Glenn Gadbois, executive director of the newly formed nonprofit Movability Austin, which provides consultancy and policy advocacy services to its members

 

Movability Austin wants you to ride, KXAN, March 26, 2012

New transportation group forms in Austin, Austin Business Journal, March 26, 2012

Movability Austin is an organization that works to solve transportation issues for employees by providing consultancy services. Businesses with 50 or fewer workers can join for $250 per year, and companies with more than 50 employees pay the same yearly amount plus $1.50 per person, per year.

 

Downtown Austin employers form transportation organization, Impact News, March 23, 2012

[Movability Austin] provides transportation consultancy services for employers to help  solve transportation problems for employees and set up incentives to remove single-passenger vehicles from the roads during rush hour.

Some of those incentives are pre-tax credit for employees who opt to use public transit, parking cashouts for those willing to give up their downtown parking space certain days of the week, and discount passes for MetroRail and buses. The organization also works with employees to navigate the various options.

“When we do it right, the [Texas Transportation Institute] modeled that the downtown, Capitol and UT area have a significant opportunity to make a real difference here … one in four [employees], they project, would be willing to use opportunities besides driving alone,” Movability Austin Executive Director Glenn Gadbois said.

 

 

 

Movability Austin celebrated its one-year anniversary during an event with the Downtown Austin Alliance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth St., that spotlighted three downtown employers that encourage employees to use different modes of transit in getting to and from work.