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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and COVID-19: Guide and updates

How to get around when you’re on the ground—during a pandemic

How to get around in Austin—if you must—amid coronavirus closures: Updated

Capital Metro busses and rail are operating with abbreviated schedules, some closed routes, and no fares.

Capital Metro coronavirus response includes free fares in April

Bus and train service is still running but for essential travel only during stay-home-work-safe order.

How to get around Austin without owning a car

Scooters and bikes, public transportation, ride-hailing, shuttles, pedicabs, taxis, and ZipCar are a few options

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7 Austin two-bedrooms for rent along the MetroRapid 801 line

Apartments, condos, and houses a short walk from a fast bus, starting at $1,125/month

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9 two-bedrooms for rent off the MetroRail Red Line, mapped

From downtown to Leander, there are apartments, condos, and houses available all up and down Austin’s commuter rail line.

10 Austin transportation realities that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Transpo trends of the 2010s, from scooters to Uber

Moped-sharing is a thing, and it’s happening in Austin

Micromobility company Revel puts 1,000 of its vehicles on city streets

Austin signs on to global pledge to reduce air pollution

At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, 34 city leaders pledge to push aggressive measures to curb dirty air.

More self-driving cars will hit Austin’s streets soon

Ford and the city partner on plan to test autonomous vehicles

Austin parking transforms into 14 parks—for a day

Open, public spaces in urban areas are the focus of Friday’s international event

Austin’s top 10 Bird rides are to restaurants

The popular destinations for the most populous e-scooters in the city are tourist-heavy spots

Spin e-scooters and Transit app team up for Austin commuters

Partnership offers multimodal transportation made seamless, in theory

Major weekend traffic snarls expected with start of highway construction

Central Austin detours are part of $124.2 million flyover and bridge projects for highway traffic. But there’s a pedestrian and bike bridge at the end of one of them.

East Austin will be the focus of a citywide mobility contest

Ford launches City: One Challenge to solicit transportation solution ideas from locals

500 new e-scooters will hit Austin streets

California-based app Skip tosses new fleet into the mix, bringing total number of locally operating companies to eight. Two more are on their way.

Rainey Street traffic restrictions might be in the works

Council directs shared streets pilot to look at restricting motorized-vehicle access on some nights

23 e-scooters destroyed in Downtown fire

Vehicles ignited while being recharged, raising questions about battery safety

Bike to Work Day: Everything you need to know

Best routes, fueling stations, free fun, and the afterparty location for Friday’s citywide event, when Austin commuters are urged to get on their bikes and ride

Uber, Lyft drivers use strike day to promote Ride Austin

In lieu of formal action, some suggest riders use local nonprofit ride-hailing app

CDC report: Nearly half of e-scooter riders in safety study had serious injuries

Large percentage of incidents were "potentially preventable," says national agency

Building a better e-scooter company

Austin-based Argodesign proposes a new model that puts safety and community first

Troublesome downtown highway could become a park

National report on ‘freeways without futures’ revives interest in a plan to cut and cap part of I-35

UT reins in scooter speeds with geofencing

Dockless vehicles limited to different speeds depending on areas of campus

Here’s how many scooters (and e-bikes) were actually at SXSW

Dockless mobility got a huge boost during the event, with significant increases in rides, app downloads, and distance covered—as well as, of course, discussion about all of it

Weekend road closures include I-35 exits downtown

SXSW is still here—even if you’re trying to avoid it, make sure you know where you can’t get off I-35 till Sunday

Are scooters the big winners at this year’s SXSW?

Downloads for Lime, Bird, and other dockless-device apps get festival spike, according to early report

SXSW scooter ban: Dockless vehicles won’t be allowed on select Downtown streets

City will forbid use of dockless vehicles on Sixth, Red RIver, and Rainey streets; violators could be charged and fined

UT impounds hundreds of scooters

School enforces new dockless-vehicle rules as semester kicks into gear

Austin electric-scooter fatality sheds light on injury reporting

Exchange student on Lime scooter hit by car in fatal crash

Scooter rules get more strict on UT campus

Penalties for parking dockless vehicles outside of designated areas include fines, impoundment

City suspends scooter licensing in SXSW run-up

With more than 17,000 dockless vehicles on the streets, is Austin oversaturated?

Vespa-inspired scooters to debut in Austin

Ojo to launch 100 ‘adult commuter scooters’ with moped-like design

Austin scooters and bikes in 2018

The year brought joy and terror to Austin streets in the form of roaming electric vehicles

Austin New Year’s Eve 2019: Free rides and other ways to get home safely

No need to drink and drive, y’all: taxis, ride-hailing, pedicabs, free public transpo, overnight parking, and more good choices

Spin scooters wheel into town

Ford-owned company arrives with a modest fleet and plans to expand

CDC’s first scooter safety study will take place in Austin

National public health center will focus on incidents and injuries in the city during fall 2018

Lyft scooters land on Austin streets

Like Uber before it, the ride-hailing company joins the fray in adding the zippy electric vehicles to its app

Lime to remove scooters from downtown Austin streets

City issues order to pull 1,000 electric scooters after violation of agreement