May 10, 2019
Off the Rails: Austin’s Commuter Future
As part of the Austin History Center’s exhibit featuring the history of the streetcar in Austin we are hosting a gathering of transportation specialists, planners, influencers, citizens and stakeholders, each presenting their take on Austin’s mobility challenges and possible solutions. The exhibit brings to light how much contemporary Austin can learn from our transportation past. Issues that may seem as modern as conflict with rideshare companies, electric light rail, mobility and transportation can find their origins in the story of the streetcars. The historical narrative provided by this exhibit will offer a depth of context for a conversation featuring the organizations providing the services and structure that support mobility in our city. Join us to learn how these challenges are being tackled and to contribute to the conversation.