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Capital Metro approves USD403.7 million budget; releases new version of mobile app, US [free access]

September 23, 2019

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Capital Metro, the public transportation provider for Austin, has approved a USD403.7 million budget. It includes the allocation of USD109.7 million to capital projects, USD7.1 million to carry out a federally mandated positive train control system, and more than USD100 million for infrastructure improvements that involve the purchase of 80 electric buses, implementation of bus stop improvements, and the redevelopment of several transit centres.


The authority has also released an updated version of its mobile application CapMetro. The updates include easier fare pass purchases, purchase online tickets through Apple Pay and Google Pay, quicker real-time bus tracking, and a more extensive trip planner. The app is available for download on both Android and iPhones.