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CapMetro CEO switches to role in D.C. as Project Connect moves planning along


The head of CapMetro is going from the Texas capital to the nation’s capital.

President and CEO Randy Clarke is moving to a new role as the General Manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in D.C.

The details:

  • He’s expected to move to the new role sometime this summer
  • Clarke has held his role at CapMetro since March 2018
  • Since December 2020, he’s been with Austin Transit Partnership, where he’s helped lead the newly formed organization implementing Project Connect, the multi-billion transit expansion plan approved by voters in November 2020.

"All along my desire has been to see more communities served through providing better access to high-quality transit, and it’s been an honor to have served the people of Austin and Central Texas," Clarke said. “This place and you all will be always near to my heart,” he added.


Bites & Sips: what's new in food and drink
Consumable Content

  • San Marcos favorite Industry Burger opens "mid-October" on E. 5th, featuring "low key healthy" Texas fare.
  • Cinnaholic at The Arboretum opens Friday, October 14, serving "create your own" cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats.
  • San Francisco's Marufuku Ramen opens next Wednesday, October 12, in the Mueller District.
  • Carpenter Hotel announces its popup food truck, Lil Carpenter, open Fri-Sun both ACL weekends, serving what you want, early to late, coffee to donuts, to dogs/burgers/fries/beer.
Airport braces for high traffic this month with ACL and F1 drawing in travelers

(AUS airport/Instagram)

With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.

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