Movability Members Spoke, and We Listened!

 

We want to make sure that we’re providing our members and partners with valuable tools and services, so at the end of 2017 we conducted member and partner feedback surveys.

While we’re thrilled that our members and partners are happy with their Movability memberships, we are planning on addressing their goals of making connections, building relationships, and raising awareness. To that end we will be offering a great roster of member events in 2018 including happy hours and educational lunches and breakfasts.

Contact Alix Scarborough to learn more about upcoming events and how to register.

Movability and City of Austin to Present at CommuteCon

On February 7 Movability’s Alix Scarborough will be a presenter at CommuteCon, a free online conference for those in the commuter management and transportation demand management (TDM) fields. The City of Austin will also present during the conference, which will bring together mobility professionals working for smart and sustainable commuting solutions.

Participants join in from around the world to build networks and to hear insights from TDM professionals. Alix will be presenting “Behavior Change Conversations 101”, a subject she is expert in after leading a successful workshop on the topic in December!

Learn more about CommuteCon or register here.

New Capital Metro Service!

Capital Metro rolled out some service changes on Jan. 7 that add more MetroExpress buses and more MetroRail rush hour trips.

On MetroRail, there are now three additional trips in the mornings and evenings:

From Leander Station in the Morning

  • 6:51 a.m. and 6:56 a.m.
  • 7:27 a.m. and 7:32 a.m
  • 8:03 a.m. and 8:08 a.m.

From Downtown Station in the Evening

  • 4:17 p.m. and 4:22 p.m.
  • 4:53 p.m. and 4:58 p.m.
  • 5:29 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.

Capital Metro’s MetroExpress buses have free access to the new MoPac managed lanes. That means the agency can offer a 50 percent boost on four of its MetroExpress commuter routes:

Direct to Downtown

  • New Route 981 Oak Knoll Express operates in the MoPac managed lanes and services the Pavilion and Great Hills Park & Rides before heading directly to downtown.
  • Route 985 Leander/Lakeline Direct has added trips so that it operates all day. It also uses the managed lanes and services Leander and Lakeline Stations before heading directly to downtown.

Direct to 38th Street Medical District

  • Route 982 Pavilion Express added trips so that it operates all day and services the Pavilion and Great Hills Park & Rides before heading directly to the 38th Street medical area.
  • Route 987: Leander/Lakeline Express operates in the managed lanes for certain trips at the discretion of the operator. It services Leander and Lakeline Stations before heading directly to the 38th Street medical area.

Other service changes include the addition of morning trips to Route 7, in direct response to the popularity of the route and to relieve overcrowding, and adjusted schedules for Routes 214, 243, 464, 465 and 466 — all of which service the train stations — to coordinate with the new MetroRail schedules.

For employees this means more options that will allow them to try car-free commutes. And for employers, who can take advantage of programs like MetroWorks, it means more opportunities to connect employees with commutes that can help save them time and money.