David and Maria’s 30 Days Off the Road Challenge

David and Maria Azuela both work at netSpend, one the largest and fastest growing companies in downtown Austin. David, netSpend’s facilities manager, is struggling to manage their demands for parking. It’s a challenge other downtown employers face, too. So he and Maria decided to embark on a quest for transportation options. Here’s their account of […]

Get To Work – Without Going Broke

Austin’s affordability has been in the news frequently this spring, most recently with stories a few weeks ago that Austin-area home prices have hit an all-time high. The affordability conversation is important and timely, but it isn’t just housing that affects a household’s budget. The typical family in the Austin-Round Rock area spends 30% of its income […]

City Considering Allowing Uber and Lyft to Operate Legally in Austin

Council Member Chris Riley held a press conference
on September 15, introducing a council resolution that would allow the city to enter into “agreements” with Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) even before the Council-approved stakeholder process has made recommendations. The press conference was packed with organizations supporting the resolution as a way to embrace technological innovations, improve […]