Women’s Equality Day 2021

Capital Metro is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day today, and we’re proud to support the women who contribute to the success of our agency, our community and our families each and every day. We take great pride in supporting the women of our agency and establishing strong, representative leadership for young women to look up to in the workplace and in their own lives.

Women’s Equality Day, observed annually on August 26, was established by Congress in 1973 to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Today, President Biden issued a proclamation calling Women’s Equality Day “a reminder not only of the progress women have won through the years, but of the important work that remains to be done.”

Thank you to the women of Austin and the Central Texas community for what you have done, what you are doing and what you will do.

For almost 50 years, August 26 has been an opportunity to highlight and advance women’s contributions to our communities. And in that spirit, we’re sharing the acceptance speech of our own Jackie Nirenberg from when she was named Woman of the Year by the Heart of Texas chapter of WTS:

FY2022: Discubre Lo Que Hemos Planeado

Las noticias no han parado durante el año pasado, con la pandemia, la aprobación del votante de Project Connect, la tormenta invernal, la primera temporada de Austin FC y así sucesivamente. Es difícil adivinar lo que podría suceder a continuación.

Lo bueno es que no tiene que adivinar. Vea nuestra reunión virtual del presupuesto de CapMetro para el año fiscal 2022 y vea lo que tenemos planeado.

Únase con nuestros equipos de financiamiento y participación comunitaria para aprender más.

Qué: Reunión virtual del presupuestario de CapMetro
Dónde: Facebook Live
Cuándo: viernes 27 de agosto al mediodía
Por qué: Queremos escuchar sus comentarios y preguntas sobre el presupuesto del próximo año.

***ACTUALIZCIÓN de 30 de AGOSTO***

Vea nuestra presentación del presupuesto de CapMetro para el año fiscal 2022 en esta grabación del Facebook Live.

FY2022: Find Out What We’ve Got Planned

A lot has been happening for CapMetro in the past year, what with the pandemic, voter approval of Project Connect, the winter storm, Austin FC’s first season and on and on. It’s hard to guess what might happen next.


The good thing is that you don’t have to guess. Check out our virtual open house about Capital Metro’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and see what we’ve got planned.


Join our Finance and Community Engagement teams on August 27 to learn more.

What: CapMetro’s 2022 Budget Virtual Meeting
Where: Facebook Live
When: Friday, August 27 at noon
Why: We want to hear your feedback and questions on next year’s budget.

***UPDATE on AUGUST 30***

Check out our 30-minute FY2022 budget presentation with this recording of the Facebook Live.

Another Step Forward for Project Connect: Request to Enter FTA Project Development Phase

Following last November’s vote moving the funding of Project Connect forward, we have been busy completing the necessary processes to establish and implement this bold new transit plan.

Adding to the significant milestones we have reached in less than a year since local approval of Project Connect, President and CEO of Capital Metro Randy Clarke signed letters requesting the Orange and Blue Line projects be accepted into the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program. These request letters serve as a critical milestone kicking off Capital Metro’s formal funding for the two light rail projects.

We told our community and voters we would work closely with our federal partners to secure federal funding, and this is another important step in fulfilling that commitment. Less than one year ago we hosted the joint Capital Metro Board of Directors and Austin City Council meeting to approve the Locally Preferred Alternative. To be at this step less than one year later is an incredible, industry-leading achievement and a testament to the expertise and dedication from our staff teams, and your leadership.

– Randy Clarke, President and CEO of Capital Metro, in a letter to the Boards of Capital Metro & Austin Transit Partnership

While the FTA reviews the requests and accepts the projects into the next phase, CapMetro will continue to work through the required environmental impact documents and preliminary engineering design.

CapMetro is proud to serve the greater Austin community by taking each step of this process with care.

Head to our website to learn more about Capital Metro’s Project Connect.