About

Purpose

To promote public transportation that improves our regional quality of life, economic development, affordability, and the environment.

The Alliance for Public Transportation is:

  • Representative of many sectors of the Central Texas region, including business, non-profit, government, education, and environment;
  • Regionally balanced to include Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties; and
  • Membership forged by a commitment to a common purpose, focused on meaningful activities and outcomes.

The Alliance for Public Transportation does:

  • Initiate public discussion about the role of transit and rail in communities and the region;
  • Facilitate deciding priorities for transportation investments and services; and
  • Assist residents, neighborhoods and communities in advocating for their preferred options.

History

In February 2006, Mayor Will Wynn of Austin and Mayor John Cowman of Leander tasked a diverse group of civic leaders, representing business, non-profit, government, and education groups and interests, to examine the need for an independent voice for public transportation in the region.

These leaders quickly agreed that a discussion about public transportation in Central Texas would be greatly enhanced by including more citizens in the process of understanding what the issues are, and how to participate in decision making.  In six short months, the Alliance for Public Transportation was formed; and it has been active in regional public transportation discussions since.  We invite you to join us.