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We’re thrilled to have Anton Cox on board at Movability! He is Movability’s Special Projects Manager, and will be overseeing several new initiatives Movability has in the works – stay tuned here for more details as they emerge.

Anton is an environmental and Central Texas mobility expert; he came to Movability from the Capital Area Council of Governments, where he managed the Air Quality Outreach Program and Commute Solutions, the...

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Parking may seem like a small piece of the transportation equation, but it plays a pivotal role in mobility planning. As part of Movability’s move to a new office, Executive Director Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel is giving up her parking spot. Movability’s employees all receive a monthly transportation stipend to use for the transportation mode of their choice; Lisa Kay had been applying that toward a parking space, but is making a switch with the...

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fun-filled, information-packed Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony!

We heard from San Francisco-based Genentech’s Lauren Bennett about how to build large-scale, successful commute programs that benefit multiple employers, learned the preliminary results of the Texas State University and Movability Commuter Research beta study from Texas State’s Dr. Melinda Villagran, and along with...

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Join Movability for an update on Project Connect, Capital Metro's plan to improve and expand transit in the region. Recommended features include adding new light rail, commuter rail, neighborhood circulators and MetroRapid lines across the city. Find out where the agency proposes adding congestion-free “transitways,” a downtown tunnel, and how the city of Austin is planning to fund it. Learn what the proposed changes could mean for your...

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Let’s Go News readers know that Movability recently launched NPO Go!, an initiative with the goal of providing 501(c)3 organizations with the same customized mobility planning we provide to corporations, but at a fraction of the cost.

Over the past six months, Movability has received requests from five local nonprofit organizations that together employ approximately 400 people. These nonprofits reached out because - like corporations...

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Data! Networking! Compelling speakers! Great food! You’ll get to experience all these things before most people start their day when you come to the Movability’s Annual Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony on Feb. 5.

There are fewer than 20 tickets left - be sure to get yours before the event is sold out.

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Many of Movability’s members join or add to their services when they are moving to a new office space. A move is, after all, a natural time to consider mobility policies and how those play a role in your company’s culture, benefits, and costs.

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Last Tuesday, Capital Metro’s Board of Directors met with the Austin City Council to discuss Project Connect, Capital Metro’s plan for a modern transit system. During this meeting, the group discussed federal investment options, Capital Metro's investment options, and potential scenarios for the development of Project Connect.

A main takeaway was that 40% of the funds could potentially come from federal investment, specifically in the...

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The end of the year is often touted as the season of giving, but there’s no reason why the nonprofit organizations you love can’t be supported year-round.

In November 2019, Movability started NPO Go! with the goal of providing 501(c)3 organizations with the same customized mobility planning we provide to corporations, but at a fraction of the cost.

Now it’s time to bring...

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The new year means a new chance for employers within the Austin city limits to participate in the Mobility Challenge.

The Mobility Challenge is funded by the City of Austin and implemented by Movability. With two phases, it’s the perfect opportunity for employers at all stages of mobility planning to get customized help making the best...

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For the past few years Movability has been fortunate enough to work very closely with the Downtown Austin Alliance. The Downtown Alliance has held Movability’s management contract since 2016 when Movability was going through a transition in leadership and mission. As part of that agreement, Movability also shared office space with the Downtown Alliance team.

As 2019 came to a close, it became...

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Movability, Central Texas’ only transportation management association, is hiring! We are seeking a full-time, grant-funded special projects manager. This newly created position will be responsible for developing and implementing projects that will expand our reach into the community by working on the demand-side of the traffic congestion problem, helping commuters shift to sustainable modes like bus, bike, carpool, telework, and more....

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As Movability’s services, membership, and staff grows, so too must our membership rates for the first time in our organization’s history. Corporate membership and Visionary membership rates will increase by 20% starting in 2020.

If you’re a current Movability member whose renewal is coming up in January, you have a chance to renew now at the current rates! And if you’ve been thinking about joining, it’s not too late to join in 2019....

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Movability’s biggest event of the year is coming up, and you won’t want to miss it! Join Movability and Mayor Steve Adler on Feb. 5, 2020 at Hotel Ella to congratulate the Central Texas employers who have earned the 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters designation.

This year’s event will also feature keynote speaker Lauren Bennett, who will talk about what savvy West Coast employers are doing to keep their employees moving – and how...

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Looking for gift ideas for the commuter in your life? Here are some recommendations from Movability.

  • The top of our list is of course a donation to NPO Go!, which gives charitable nonprofits and their employees access to mobility planning. That means they can focus on the important work they do, and it also means less traffic for everyone!...

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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.

If you missed our most recent webinar, Making the Most of Your Movability Membership, you can now...

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Movability has launched a LinkedIn page to better communicate with and reach the Central Texas business community. Find us there, follow us, and share if you like what you see!

We will also be rolling out member-only groups on our LinkedIn page later this year to give Movability members exclusive networking,...

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Movability has just launched a ground-breaking project in partnership with Texas State University 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...

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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.

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.

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Movability member University of Texas at Austin’s Parking and Transportation Services does a lot to give students, staff, and faculty at UT a way to connect with mobility options and help keep the single-occupancy vehicle numbers down.

Some highlights include:

  • Collaborating with Capital Metro to provide UT shuttles and free transit access for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Robust...

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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...

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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...

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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:

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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.

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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.

The...

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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.

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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...

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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!

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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...)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Movability just wrapped up another great webinar, Three Modern Commute Tools for Austinites. Presenters from the Austin Transportation Department, Austin Energy, and Commutifi talked about the City’s new GetThereATX website,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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