The Austin Transportation Department works to provide a safe, efficient, innovative, cost-effective and sustainable transportation system for our community. This system connects roadways, bikeways, walkways and transit systems to provide residents with improved access and mobility.
Working toward this mission, the department has a staff of approximately 270 full-time employees, with an annual budget of $43 million.
This annual report will showcase the department's operations and achievements for 2017.
2017 was a year in which Austin built on previous gains, kicking 2016 Mobility Bond implementation into high gear, making on-the-ground safety improvements through the ongoing Vision Zero Program, and harnessing excitement from the previous year’s Smart Mobility Challenge into a Smart Mobility Roadmap to guide our transportation future.
Austin Transportation also partnered up with Capital Metro to host the first “Traffic Jam” and gather community input on the City-led Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and Capital Metro’s Project Connect, long-term plans that will shape Austin for decades to come.