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The Mobility Challenge was formed in 2014 by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Capital Metro, the City of Austin, The Thrival Company and Movability. It grew out of research the Austin Chamber commissioned in 2013 where we all discovered:

  • Traffic will be 78% worse in the next few years even if we build every project we know we have money to build.
  • Getting more people using mobility options is the only way to keep traffic from strangling growth and affordability.

The public sector is already responding:

But the primary purpose of the Mobility Challenge is inviting an essential new partner – employers – to help with mobility solutions. Commuting is the largest part of rush hour traffic and employers’ policies and practices can be either a barrier or a benefit for commuters choosing to avoid the frustrations of “driving alone” to work during peak traffic.

Some Central Texas employers have already joined the challenge:

2014/2015 Pledges:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • Austin Community College (ACC)
  • Austin Independent School District (AISD)
  • Bazaarvoice
  • Capital Metro
  • City of Austin
  • Freescale
  • NetSpend
  • 300 West Sixth (Parkway Properties)
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • University Federal Credit Union

2015/2016 Pledges:

  • Austin Community College
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Austin American Statesman
  • Bazaarvoice
  • Capital Metro
  • Dell
  • Endeavor Real Estate
  • Goodwill of Central Texas
  • Hanger Inc.
  • HNTB Corp.
  • HomeAway
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • NetSpend
  • NFP Corp.
  • NXP Semiconductor
  • Oxford Commercial
  • Parkway Properties
  • Samsung
  • Seton HealthCare
  • Silicon Labs
  • St. David’s HealthCare
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Mutual
  • Travis County
  • University Federal Credit Union

2015 Mobility Challenge Partners

City of Austin

The City has primary responsibility for much of our local transportation system and is an employer with 13,000 employees. Austin is the 11th most populous city in the United States and one of the country’s fastest growing metro regions.

Capital Metro

Capital Metro provides an average of 113,000 rides each weekday—enough to fill Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and Disch-Falk Field combined—with a suite of bus, train, paratransit, and vanpool services.

Austin Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Austin Chamber is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its 3,000+ members.

Movability Austin

Movability is a non-profit transportation management association providing its members – downtown Austin employers – with mobility consulting services to help manage costs and concierge services to improve the quality of life for employees.

The Thrival Company

As a social entrepreneurial management consulting firm, The Thrival Company focuses on leading organizations to consistent high performance culturally, socially, financially, and environmentally (Our Quadruple Bottom Line).

RideScout

RideScout was founded in 2013 with one mission: to make seamless door to door transportation accessible for all. RideScout is a free mobile app (available on iOS and Android) that brings multiple modes of ground transportation into one place, helping users make a decision about the best way to get where they need to go. RideScout shows users all of their options for transportation in one view, with real-time transit departures and traffic integration. Need to get to happy hour from work? Have a meeting across town from where you live? RideScout will show you all of your options to get there, including bus routes, car share, bike share, to taxi service, and more. Users in Austin can also purchase their CapMetro bus ticket through the app.

Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 12,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at TxDOT.gov. Fan us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Austin+SocialGood

Austin + SocialGood is the Austin, TX chapter of the Plus Social Good worldwide network which aims to empower individuals around the globe whose work is addressing society’s most pressing issues, whether in a for profit, for benefit, or not-for-profit structure. Austin+SocialGood is designed to provide education, community, and opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the Central Texas area.

2015 Mobility Challenge Promotional Partners

  • Austin+SocialGood
  • Austin Sustainability Program/Green Business Leaders
  • Clean Air Force
  • Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • RideScout
  • The Thrival Company