Share Your Feedback on the Capital Metro 2021 Budget Proposal

If you’ve been thinking, “I wonder what CapMetro is planning to do with their budget next year,” now is your chance to find out! It’s time to review Capital Metro’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget and we invite you to join us. Financial transparency has never been more important and, seeing as we operate using your tax dollars, we want your insight before we solidify our plans for the coming year.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s proposal discussion will take place virtually. That’s right, you can hear all about our 2021 financial plans from the comfort of your own home! Bring your questions and feedback on Wednesday, August 26 at 3 p.m. as our Director of Budget & Financial Planning provides a walk-through of the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. Register to join the meeting here and we look forward to hearing from you!

***UPDATE 8/26 at 4:30***

Here’s a Facebook Live recording of the proposed budget presentation.

See Our Budget & Tell Us What You Think

Budget 2020Capital Metro operates using your tax dollars, and we take that responsibility seriously. We are fully transparent about how we spend that money, and we invite the public to review our budget to ensure we are using your money wisely.

We’re going to do just that, and you’ll have six chances to hear about our proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 and ask questions. Wherever you are — north of the river or south, in Leander or downtown Austin — we’ve got an option for you to participate at our busiest transit centers. So please do!

  • Leander Station | Thu., 8/15 | 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Republic Square Park | Tue., 8/27 | 4-6 p.m.
  • Plaza Saltillo Station | Wed., 8/28 | 4-6 p.m.
  • Norwood Walmart | Thu., 8/29 | 7-9 a.m.
  • Westgate Transit Center | Thu., 8/29 | 4-6 p.m.
  • Lakeline Station | Fri., 8/30 | 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

The entire proposed FY20 budget is online, so you can review it in full. So, come prepared with questions and comments. Members of our staff will be there to answer your questions, either about the budget or just about anything else Capital Metro does.

Drop in & Learn about Cap Metro’s 2019 Budget

Budget Outreach

Capital Metro operates on public funding, and we take that responsibility seriously. Part of maintaining financial transparency includes letting the public see our budget to ensure we are using your money wisely

And beginning next week we’re going to do just that, and you’ll have four chances to hear about our proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and ask questions. Wherever you are — north of the river or south, downtown or on the internet — we’ve got an option for you to participate. So please do!

We posted the entire budget online last week, and you can review it in full. So, come prepared with questions and comments. Members of our staff will be there to answer your questions, either about the budget or just about anything else Capital Metro does.

Cap Metro to Take Comment on Budget

Spending

We at Capital Metro take seriously our mission to be open, honest and trustworthy stewards of the public’s money. 54.1 percent of our annual budget comes from our cut of the sales tax, and we’re aware that the public has the right to know what we plan to do.

Part of that effort to be transparent in every way we can is to post online our budgets for each of the past 10 years and next year’s proposed budget, too. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget will go before our board of directors on September 29, and we’re offering the public a number of chances to learn about it and offer comment. In addition to four public meetings (two in person and two online), there will be a public hearing before the board on Thursday at lunchtime. (We’ll also present about the minor changes that would go into effect in January 2018 should the board approve them.)

See below for the dates and locations of the all the meetings:

Monday, September 11

5-6 p.m.

Old Quarry Branch Library

7051 Village Center Drive

Served by Routes 19, 320, 661, 681

Tuesday, September 12

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Webinar

5-6 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Branch Library

211 E. William Cannon

Served by Routes 1, 201, 333, 801

Wednesday, September 13

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Webinar

Thursday, September 14

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Public Hearing

2910 E. 5th Street

Served by Routes 17, 300

Friday, September 29

Noon

Board vote

2910 E. 5th Street

Served by Routes 17, 300