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The Mobility Challenge was formed in 2014 by Movability Austin, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Capital Metro, the City of Austin, and The Thrival Company. 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)
  • Bazaarvoice
  • Capital Metro
  • City of Austin
  • Freescale
  • NetSpend
  • 300 West Sixth (Parkway Properties)
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • University Federal Credit Union

2016 Pledges:

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

2017 Pledges:

  • Accruent
  • AECOM
  • American Bank of Commerce
  • Amplify
  • Box
  • CBRE
  • Concordia Universtiy
  • Eanes Independent School District
  • Hilton Austin
  • Holtzman Partners
  • K. Friese + Associates
  • Lone Star Circle of Care
  • Maxwell Locke + Ritter
  • McGarrah Jessee
  • Outbound Engine
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Texas Department of Insurance
  • YMCA of Austin
  • Texas Gas Service

2017 Mobility Challenge Partners

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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).