Budget Meetings Next Week

Capital Metro is in the process of developing its FY2011 budget and we’re looking for public input.  We want to hear from you.  What are your transit priorities? How do you think Capital Metro should move forward?

Next Tuesday, we will begin hosting several interactive workshop-style meetings throughout the service area.  Most of them will take place in the afternoon or evening and one will be during the lunch hour downtown.  Check out the schedule of the meetings below. So you might be wondering, “what’s in it for me?”  First, we want you–the public and our riders–to understand our budget process and learn how the agency determines service and projects for the year.  Secondly, and most importantly, we want to know your transit priorities so that Capital Metro can best meet your needs.

We’re looking to get constructive and valuable feedback that will help shape the next budget.  And, if you show up to a meeting you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a MetroPlus 31-Day Pass ($70 value).

Budget Workshop Meetings:
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
6 – 8 p.m.
ACC South Austin Campus, Multipurpose Room
1820 W. Stassney Lane, Austin, Texas 78745
Bus routes: 3, 311

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
6 – 8 p.m.
Southeast Austin Community Branch Library
5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd. Austin, Texas 78744
Bus routes: 311

Thursday, June 03, 2010
6 – 8 p.m.
Little Walnut Creek Library
835 W. Rundberg Austin, Texas 78758
Bus routes: 1M, 1L, 101, 325

Friday, June 04, 2010
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Capital Metro Transit Store,
323 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Bus routes: downtown routes

Saturday, June 05, 2010
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Spicewood Springs Library
8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. Austin, Texas 78759
Bus routes: 383

Monday, June 07, 2010
6 – 8 p.m.
Carver Public Library
1161 Angelina, Austin, Texas 78702
Bus routes: 2, 320

3 thoughts on “Budget Meetings Next Week

  1. chrysrobyn

    Why aren’t you reaching out to every community? Why not go to HOA meetings? Why not hit up EVERY public library once a year with one or two staff members?

    Take the bus to the Wells Branch Public Library (corner of Wells Port & Alpha Collier), Wells Branch Elementary (Bratton & Merriltown), or even the Wells Branch Community Center (Bratton & Shoreline). Don’t drive, of course, that would be disingenuous; taking train might be cheating too because it doesn’t run on the weekends. We have metal sign holders that you can use to advertise. If you communicate that you want to get more people riding the bus, if you communicate that you want to find out why we aren’t, I bet you’ll get a lot of answers. Having the closest “come to” be a 20 minute drive is hardly an outreach. We have over 5500 households and over 11,000 people.

    I think we deserve more than just the 243. Send something from Metric up to Wells Branch Parkway. Send something up Burnet to your new Park & Ride at Howard.

    1. Misty

      Staff from our Business and Community Development Dept. regularly meet with neighborhood associations and community groups. If your neighborhood is interested in talking to someone from Capital Metro please call 369-6085. Also, we will be posting an informational video and online survey on our web site very soon.

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