Let's Go News Blog
It's no joke - cutting out just one drive-alone trip each week can make a BIG impact on air quality and traffic congestion! To encourage Central Texans to try different modes like carpooling and transit we're offering a serious prize package next month.
For the past 10 years Movability has partnered with the Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) program to offer our members application assistance to this innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits. Employers and developments that meet the...more
CapMetro’s Pickup, an on-demand shuttle service, has expanded to the Dove Springs neighborhood in Southeast Austin. Pickup provides customers with affordable, convenient access to schools, grocery stores, doctors offices and other locations within its services zones - and also provides connections into the wider CapMetro transit system.
Pickup is an on-demand neighborhood rideshare that can move you anywhere within the limited service...more
Congratulations to the Fall 2023 GoGrant recipients!
Movability's GoGrant program received a record number of applications for this funding round. The independent committee that considers and scores applications has made its selections, and now that all applicants have been notified we're excited to make it public! Drumroll please....
The weather is finally fall-like and events and festivals are in full swing - but so is traffic congestion and the rising costs of driving.
The good news is that there are plenty of options that will help reduce both of those pain points and get you to all the fun things this fall. Here are just a few options:
Temps are down and traffic volumes are back up, which makes October the perfect time to try different commute options.
The Mobility Games is a fun challenge that runs from October 1-31 and gives Central Texans a way to earn great prizes by using any commute mode that's not driving alone! Teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling, riding a shuttle, taking transit, walking, biking, using bike share or scooters - or combine modes - they all...more
A new Violet Crown Trail System extension opened this summer in Southwest Austin. With the new extension, the Violet Crown Trail runs continuously from Zilker Park to Slaughter Creek. It also links to the South Austin Trail Network.
Movability member Ghisallo Cycling Initiative teamed up with Austin Public Works to lead a community bike ride on the newly...more
CapMetro's new app is now active and lets riders pay per ride instead of paying ahead of time for a daily or monthly pass. The app also features real-time tracking and trip planning.
When riders use the AMP card feature on the app, they can pay as they go instead of paying ahead of time for a daily or monthly pass. Once a rider has spent the equivalent of a daily or monthly pass using AMP, they have automatically met the cap and the...more
Movability’s board of directors has named Lonny Stern as the new Executive Director of the nonprofit transportation management association (TMA), which focuses on connecting Central Texas commuters with sustainable commute options that reduce traffic congestion. His new position begins July 31.
Stern is coming to Movability after serving the...more
It's Ozone Action Season, the time of year when Central Texas air quality tends to suffer. While there are some things we can't control, like the annual arrival of Saharan dust, there are steps we can all take to improve the air we breathe.
That's why CAPCOG and Movability have teamed up this year to offer commuters a guaranteed gift card when they log non-drive-alone trips in the Get There Central Texas network on Ozone Action...more
Movability's GoGrant program, which gives up to $7,500 to employers in Austin to support sustainable commutes, is thrilled to be working with some great local organizations for the latest round of funding.
One of this year's grant recipients is Austin ISD, which will be using its grant to understand employees' commute challenges and connect them with resources to improve their commutes.
"We understand that commuting can sometimes...more
Breaking out of a pattern can be a big challenge, especially when it's a habit we've built up over years - like hopping in your car or truck alone to commute. That's why it's exciting to highlight real-life commute heroes who tried other modes and have found reasons to love them.
Meet Kimberli Coleman and Marshall Jackson, two Movability employees who started with our organization in 2023. Neither one had used transit in Austin before...more
Choosing an active way to get to work, even if it’s only once or twice a week, means you get to build exercise into your commute time. Even taking transit gives you extra steps in your day! But it does take some planning, especially during the summertime. Now that the summer heat is here, Movability’s Program Coordinator Alex Terrazas has put together a guide to help you get the best of both worlds: a sustainable commute that helps you stay...more
Did you know that personal vehicles are the biggest source of ozone-forming emissions in Central Texas? Ozone Action Season has started, and driving less is an important way to take care of our air.
This spring, Movability and CAPCOG are partnering to help Central Texans understand the connection between transportation modes and pollutants in our air. We...more
We are pleased to be welcoming three new board members this month!
Rey Madolora is currently the CFO/COO of UneeQ, a global leader in Digital Human experiences powered by generative AI, where he oversees accounting, finance, FP&A, Business Intelligence, professional services, and customer success.
As the Austin area prepares for a wave of new transit services, it can be hard to know which entities are involved with which parts of our region’s expanding system. This explainer gives a brief overview to help you understand and get involved.
This one isn’t new – CapMetro is the regional public transportation authority...more
Special guest article from Movability member STV
CP&Y is Now Doing Business as STV
Last month, CP&Y officially began doing business as STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages major infrastructure projects across North America. With aligned values focused on making communities better, the united STV team leverages its collective resources and capabilities to make an impact in Central Texas.
Not only is traffic congestion back to pre-pandemic levels, it's worse in downtown Austin because of construction-related lane closures. When Spring festival season begins next week there will be even more street closures.
If you plan to come downtown for work, fun, or both, plan now for non-drive-alone modes - you have lots to pick from! From...more
Special guest article from Michael Morrison, Hallcon
One of the emerging trends in mobility today is the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). It's an exciting change that leads to immediate benefits. However, simply moving to EVs doesn't address an even more significant transportation issue —shifting the focus beyond personal vehicles to alternative commuting options.
Shuttle programs offered by single or multiple employers transport more people in fewer vehicles, reducing carbon...more