The Mayor’s Mobility Leadership Luncheon is Coming Up

Austin employers play a major role in solving the city’s mobility challenges, and those who choose to participate in the Mayor’s Mobility Challenge lead the way.

The Mobility Challenge is Mayor Adler’s invitation to employers to help change Austin’s transportation situation by encouraging better use of mobility options – telework, flex schedules, ride sharing, transit, bicycling, and more. Participating employers pledge to encourage and facilitate the use of mobility options because it will make their businesses stronger, reduce costs, and support growth.

So far, 47 companies have accepted the challenge. There is an opportunity for 20 more to be part of the latest Mobility Challenge class. Employers who choose to take on the challenge enjoy – at no cost –  consulting from mobility experts at Movability Austin and The Thrival Company. Those consultants will lead employers through a planning process and provide the tools and consulting support needed to build mobility programs that will get more people out of traffic and enjoying mobility options.

On October 30th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce is hosting lunch for a select group of participants to learn more about the Mobility Challenge and to hear from Mayor Adler and from companies that have already taken the pledge. If you’re interested in attending, contact Thomas Butler for more information. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and join employers like Dell, Seton HealthCare, University of Texas at Austin and McGarrah Jessee to network, learn, and be part of a leading group of corporate stewards.

Save the Date for Two Upcoming Events

Movability’s members asked for more member-specific events, and we’re delivering!

Coming up in November is our first (we hope of many!) Member Happy Hour. Join us after work for happy hour and social networking with Movability Members. Please RSVP by November 2nd.

Details: November 7th – 5:30-7:30PM, 500 W. 2nd Street (the new CBRE office) RSVP here.


In December, members will have an opportunity to learn how to help their employees make lasting commute changes with a unique training: motivational interviewing.

Movability’s 2-day training will teach Motivational Interviewing through the lens of personal travel planning and commuting behavior change. However, the Motivational Interview approach can be applied to a broad range of behavior change initiatives, used in one-to-one interactions as well as program design and digital communications.

In this unique, hands-on training, you will learn:

  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Collaboration between Travel Advisors and Participants
  • Exploration rather than Persuasion
  • The Main Guiding Principle of Evocation
  • How to Apply Motivational Interviewing to your Mobility, Sustainability, or Other Programs

Members will receive an exclusive discount. Sign-ups are now open for the 12 spots available. Contact Alex Houston for more information about discounts, and RSVP here.

Details: December 5th and 6th – 8:30AM-5:00PM, 300 Congress Ave. 


Capital Metro Webinar: An Event Employers Shouldn’t Miss

If your business is looking for a way to cut parking expenses, boost recruitment and retention, and reduce the stress of your employees’ commute, make sure to sign up for this free webinar that Movability Austin is hosting.

The webinar will present three Capital Metro programs designed for employers that give their employees easy access to mobility options, and help them cut down on time spent in traffic congestion. The webinar is also a chance for attendees to connect with and ask questions of other Movability members with common goals.

RSVP here! If you’re interested in learning more but unable to attend, contact us to find out how to get connected with Capital Metro and Movability Austin resources.