Let's Go News
Movability is excited to be partnering with Texas State University on a ground-breaking project that we think will open the door to a new era in mobility planning.
Together with the Translational Research Initiative at Texas State University, we are conducting a research study that considers how individuals utilize various transportation systems during their daily commutes to their workplace. The goal of this research is to begin to...more
We are proud to be launching a new service for 501 (c)3 organizations called NPO Go. NPO Go will bring Movability’s services at little to no cost to Central Texas nonprofit organizations, which face the same parking challenges as other employers, but often with a much tighter budget.
While NPO Go services will be customized for each organization as funds allow, services could include a survey of each nonprofit’s employees to understand...more
Movability’s members are employers and providers who are committed to improving the mobility landscape in Central Texas and helping shift the culture from moving cars to moving people. In the process, they are saving money on parking costs, reducing stress for their employees, and taking time back from traffic.
Welcome to our newest members:
Whether you’re a brand-new member or you’ve been part of the Movability family for years, we want to make sure our members know about all the great tools and benefits that come with Movability membership.
Plan to join us for this webinar on Dec. 10 from 12:00 to 1:00 to learn all about what’s available to you and how to best benefit from our services and events.
If you’re an Austin employer that offers great commute benefits, let Movability help you gain the acclaim you deserve! Movability has partnered with the City of Austin and Best Workplaces for Commuters to encourage Central Texas employers to apply for this national recognition opportunity.
Please save the date for our 2020 Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast & Award Ceremony on Wednesday, February 5. Join us as we recognize Central Texas’ Best Workplaces for Commuters and hear about best mobility practices from an employer that's used innovative strategies to overcome transportation challenges.
Congratulations to Maxwell Locke & Ritter, which has been named the 2019 “#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work for” by Accounting Today. Each year, the publication works with Best Companies Group to create their Best Accounting Firms to Work for list, identifying 100 firms that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. Maxwell Locke & Ritter has been named to the prestigious list of employers consecutively since...more
The weather is dipping below 80 degrees, which means it’s actually pleasant to get in some active transportation – and maybe form new habits! Smart Trips Austin is here to help, with lots of fun events planned.
From Bass Concert Hall to parks and trails, there's something for everyone. Check out what’s coming up!more
Movability member TransitScreen maintains a blog that has some great information for employers either beginning to think about mobility policies and benefits or experts who want to keep up with the latest TDM innovations.
Here are some thought-provoking articles we’ve come across lately that we’d recommend reading (maybe while you’re commuting on transit...)
Austin will be saying goodbye to carshare service Car2Go at the end of this month.
In a statement to members, Car2Go wrote:
“While we firmly believe that Austin deserves free-floating carshare, it is a complex transportation market that requires a significant investment on the part of any mobility provider wanting to enter the city and unfortunately, we are unable to continue doing so...more
If you’re an Austin employer that offers great commute benefits, let Movability help you gain the acclaim you deserve! Movability has partnered with the City of Austin and Best Workplaces for Commuters to encourage Austin-area employers to apply for this national recognition opportunity.
The Best Workplaces for Commuters program gives your...more
Movability is sadly saying goodbye to Aneka Patel, who was our Mobility Challenge Manager - but we are thrilled that in her new role in transportation mobility at Whole Foods we will still be working with her! Whole Foods is a Movability member, and is dedicated to providing great commuter benefits.
And we are welcoming Kate Harrington on board as Movability’s Outreach and Engagement Manager. Kate is no stranger to Movability, as she...more
Good news, ACL Fest attendees: weekend two is promising to have much nicer weather, perfect for walking, taking the bus, riding your bike, or using other options.
There are lots of car-free ways to get to ACL. Even if you're not planning to attend the festival, chances are good you'll be impacted by the traffic from street closures and visitors getting around. This is an excellent opportunity to try out mobility options to bypass both...more
Starting on Oct. 14, 2019, the parking meter base rate will change from $1.20 per hour in the downtown core and $1 per hour outside of it to $2 citywide. The new base rate will apply to all City of Austin metered, on-street parking spaces.
The City’s street parking system is designed to promote space turnover, which provides convenient short-term access to places of interest. However, at the current rates, Austin Transportation staff...more
The ACL Fest is coming up - this year’s music extravaganza will take place Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13. Whether or not you’re attending, any large music festival in Austin also means large traffic jams if you’re getting around in a private vehicle.
But there’s good news! There are lots of car-free ways to get to ACL. Even if you're not planning to attend the festival, chances are good you'll be...more
Movability’s Executive Director Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel was one of the more than 100 thought leaders from Central Texas who recently traveled to Minneapolis for the annual Austin Chamber of Commerce Intercity Visit. Delegates from Austin met with key leaders there to discuss how Minneapolis-St. Paul addresses issues similar to what Austin is facing, including public transit and regional connectivity,...more
When Bird scooters swooped into Austin a few years ago, the company also made a commitment to contribute to city-wide safe, alternative mobility options. One of the ways they did that was through a partnership with Movability as a member at the Visionary level.
Bird’s membership at that high level has helped Movability grow our services and our member base - and that in turn has...more
Austin Transportation has launched GetThereATX.com, a new website that will serve as the ultimate resource for information about sustainable transportation options in Austin.
GetThereATX.com is a one-stop-shop that helps residents, employees, employers and visitors interested in taking more sustainable trips...more
You won’t want to miss this webinar coming up on September 24! With new data, new tools, and new technology emerging all the time in Central Texas, this event will give you an overview of the latest information to help you and your employees connect with better mobility options.
Join presenters from the Austin Transportation Department, Austin Energy, and Commutifi to:
Dive into the City's new GetThereATX website,...
Movability would like to thank Maanya Condamoor for her service on our board. During Maanya's time on the board, she was a passionate advocate for sustainable transportation. As the Global Operations Strategy Associate at Dell, she served as an internal advocate for alternative employee transit options at Dell. She also worked on compiling a repository of all existing alternative transit resources for employees. We are sad to be losing her,...more
You might remember that together with Via, Capital Metro ran a pilot program for its on-demand service Pickup about a year ago. Now Pickup is back and in more areas than before! With the Pickup app, you can arrange on-demand transit service from your home to an appointment, a shopping trip or anywhere within its service zone. Pickup costs $1.25, the same...more
We are lucky to have two very talented interns in our office this fall, Christopher Ayala and Sarah Hyden.
Sarah is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in urban studies and humanities. Christopher is a third-year student at St. Edward’s University pursuing a degree in communications, and focusing on advertising and public relations. Sarah and Christopher will be helping the Movability team with a variety of tasks,...more
Movability staff looks forward to the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference every year, and this year’s conference in New York City was an especially great one!
Movability staff led panels, held an event for Movability members attending the conference, and came home with a few awards.
Alix Scarborough, Movability’s Director of Membership and...more
As cities grow and commutes become longer, many are wondering if autonomous vehicles – also called self-driving vehicles – could provide a solution to gridlock. More and more Americans are thinking about how autonomous vehicles might fit into a transportation landscape: 52 percent of Americans are familiar with or knowledgeable about self-driving vehicles, according to a new HNTB America THINKS national public opinion survey....more
Join us for a Best Workplaces for Commuters webinar in which Merck and Cirrus Logic will share their commute program ideas and stories. Learn how your organization can join the 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters list and be recognized for your commuter benefits!
- Adobe Connect Webinar
- Date: August 29, 2019
The Smart Trips Austin program is designed to help Austinites find transportation solutions that work for your everyday trips. Whether it’s riding the bus, carpooling, biking, walking, or trying one of our city’s ever-expanding mobility options, they’re here to help you get around—and avoid traffic in the process. Smart Trips Austin hosts free events like transit adventures, walking tours, and bike rides; offers transportation information and...more
There is a lot going on in Austin right now when it comes to transit – from construction of a new downtown rail station and a new transit-only lane on the busy Guadalupe corridor to lots of input coming in from the community about Project Connect.
Capital Metro has been holding Community Engagement events for the proposed Orange Line and Blue Line. If you haven’t yet gotten involved, don’t worry! There are plenty of workshops coming up....more
We had a great turnout for our annual Behavior Change Workshop Movability. During the 2-day workshop, participants learned proven techniques to evoke lasting behavior change. We focus on commuting habits, but these techniques can be applied to any behavior change.
Movability’s Director of Membership & Professional Services, Alix Scarborough, led the workshop. Alix taught participants how to use motivational interviewing, one of the...more
Have you gone on a fabulous vacation – or staycation – and used mobility options to get around instead of driving? Did you jump on the streetcar in San Francisco, experience the bullet train in Japan, or finally try a b-cycle here in Austin? If so, we want to hear from you! Send us your photos, stories, or insights about trying out different transportation modes this summer and we’ll feature you...more