Cap Metro proves, once again, it's the one agency you don't want handling transportation in a city with big events.
Austin Culture Map announced that Cap Metro would be cutting back services - and refusing to provide routes to Circuit of America for Fourth of July:
This was the result:
One wonders why the Mayor and City Council continue to give away millions to events like SXSW and Circuit of America, but then allow Cap Metro to refuse to provide adequate service for these events.
Here's another example of Cap Metro's refusal to support events and holidays:
Please note this not just about wasted tax dollars. Cap Metro made this decision at the same time Chief Acevedo was talking about our huge problems with DWIs:
For more about our DWI problems, read:
Maybe more people would leave their cars at home if they knew Cap Metro would provide cheap, frequent, and easy to use transportation? Or is that too novel a thought?
~Mary Rudig, editor North Austin Community Newsletter