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Austin Transportation Meetup: The Impact of Ride-Share and Urban Rail in Austin

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About the Austin Transportation Meetup: This group is for discussing Austin's growing transportation needs including roads, rail, bikes, taxis and alternative sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Let's work together to Keep Austin Moving! July 28, 2014 The first half of this meetup is dedicated to three companies focused on providing alternative options and improving local communities in a way that is contributing positively to the transportation sector. Stay tuned! Carma is a carpooling network that connects people in real-time through a smart phone app to those taking their same route. Our goal is to make ridesharing easy and flexible for people so we can help reduce the number of people driving cars alone on the roads – that helps reduce traffic congestion, CO2 emissions, and save time for everyone! ATX Safer Streets is a coalition of concerned citizens advocating a better bus, train, and taxi system in Austin as well as improvements to our overnight parking system. We believe that a better transit structure is the key to reducing drunk drivers on the roads, as well as traffic congestion. Spokefly is everyone's bike. Our service is the easiest way to ride. Rent a nearby bike or have one delivered for your next adventure. Take a high quality bike to any destination, no return trip required. The second half of this meetup is dedicated to rail. Please join us as we welcome Project Connect and Gary Hoover as they discuss different viewpoints on how urban rail will impact the City of Austin. Project Connect is a partnership between Central Texas transportation agencies aimed at implementing the high-capacity transit component of the CAMPO2035 Plan. Gary Hoover is a Founder/CEO who believes Austin should be a forward-thinking, innovative, and leadership city. Ultimately, our mobility challenges provide an excellent opportunity to think in new ways and lead. Lastly, we're always looking for feedback and suggestions. Who do you want to see present? What topics would you like to see covered? What questions do you want answers to? Who would you like for us to invite? We want to hear from you, hope you can join us! About Capital Factory Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.