The Austin Transportation Department is one of several governmental departments and agencies responsible for building, maintaining, and planning transportation in Austin. Here is a list of our partners and a little bit about what they do.
The City of Austin's Public Works Department is responsible for street pavement and preventative maintenance on City roads; sidewalk and urban trails design, installation and maintenance; bridge design, construction, inspection and maintenance; the City’s Safe Routes to School and Neighborhood Partnering Program, and more. Public Works does more than just transportation projects – they design and manage major capital improvement projects citywide from libraries to tunnels and more.
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro)
Capital Metro is responsible for transit service planning, maintenance, and operations in Austin and several surrounding communities. This includes station installation and maintenance, route planning, setting rates of fare, and more for MetroBus, MetroRapid, and MetroRail as well as paratransit and carpool services.
The City of Austin partners with Capital Metro to make transit improvements such as installing transit priority lanes and transit queue jumps to help enhance transit efficiency on Austin’s roadways.
Texas Department of Transportation – Austin District (TxDOT)
The State of Texas' transportation agency manages state and interstate roadways such as I-35, MoPac, SH 71, Loop 360, RM 2222, FM 973, US 183 and more. Additionally, the Texas Department of Transportation operates portions of several arterial roadways that Austin considers "local roads" such as Lamar Boulevard north of US 183, Burnet Road north of US 183, Koenig Lane (aka FM 2222), Manchaca Road, South Congress south of Williamson Creek and more.
The City of Austin works with TxDOT to ensure our communities’ voices are heard during the planning and execution of improvements on TxDOT roads. Additionally, the City partners with TxDOT to manage traffic signals on many TxDOT-owned roadways.
The City of Austin’s Capital Planning Office works to create a more robust, comprehensive and integrated Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that supports the City’s goals and priorities through long-range planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting. The Capital Planning Office works with City infrastructure departments, like Transportation, to plan for future infrastructure needs, manages bond development processes, and oversees the delivery of capital projects once a bond program is authorized by the voters.
CIVIC – Capital Improvements Visualization, Information and Communication
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
CAMPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. CAMPO coordinates regional transportation planning with counties, cities, and local agencies and plays a role in the allocation of federal funds to local entities.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent agency created to address traffic congestion in Travis and Williamson Counties. The Mobility Authority is the lead on several projects in our region including the MoPac Improvement Project, MoPac south, 183 North, SH 45 Southwest, Oak Hill Parkway and others.
Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources
Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources provides engineering, design, construction, and maintenance of county roads, drainage and bridges. Portions of the following roads are in Travis County’s jurisdiction: Howard Lane, Braker Lane, Slaughter Lane, William Cannon Drive and more.