Nonprofits release MetroRail Red Line business directory
Grab coffee downtown at Texas Coffee Traders, breakfast at Easy Tiger at The Linc and spend a couple hours at the Old Town Leander Farmer's Market.
The big picture: Three nonprofits — Austin Young Chamber, Movability and Transit Forward — want to show how easy it is to visit local businesses using the MetroRail.
- The group on Wednesday released a business directory of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and music venues within a 15-minute walk of the nine stations on CapMetro's Red Line.
- Find the Google Maps mobile application of the directory here.
Why it matters: Public transit advocates are aiming to get more Austinites on the city's buses and trains to improve traffic congestion and reduce air pollution.
What they're saying: "This directory increases the accessibility for Austinites to support the small business community," said Joana Ortiz, president and chief executive officer of the Austin Young Chamber. "It will become a model for future rail lines to sustain our vibrant and culturally diverse local businesses."
Of note: MetroRail riders can find information on rideshare options and bicycle and scooter rentals when they get to each station.
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