Microtransit Takes Off in Central Texas: Uber wins over the suburbs

  • Date: 12/30/2022

As Austin's pursuit of transformative public transit goes big, little transit, or "microtransit," is quietly sprouting up in cities throughout the region. Microtransit takes many forms, ranging from van services that pick up and drop off riders in set zones to subsidized Ubers – also in specific zones. The more flexible form of public transit has become an important part of the transportation ecosystem for Capital Metro, as well as the cities of Kyle, Pflugerville, and, starting in early 2023, Round Rock.

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