Game Players Compete for Regional Transit Solutions

Project Connect Hosting Transit Game Night with Glasshouse Policy and the Austin Monitor

AUSTIN, Texas - Capital Metro and Project Connect will host a Transit Game Night event on August 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Scholz Garten near the UT campus. Transit Game Night is a great opportunity for participants to put their transit ideas to the test. The fun, yet challenging, app-based game developed by Glasshouse Policy will engage players with the same real-world dilemmas professional transit planners face when developing a regional transit system.

To play, participants must choose a service that will ensure strong ridership; operate the service along a corridor that is both appropriate for that service and will support ridership; and operate the service during times that will serve the greatest number of riders. Participants' solutions must also offer the most cost-efficient service with the greatest return - all without going over budget.

Players will compete against others for prizes, including Capital Metro transit passes and gift cards provided by Glasshouse Policy. Judges include: Javier A. Argüello, Capital Metro's Director of Long Range Planning; Annick Beaudet, City of Austin's Manager of Transportation Systems Development; Todd Hemingson, Capital Metro's Vice President of Planning & Development; and Sabino “Pio” Renteria, Austin City Council Member.

Transit Game Night is hosted by Glasshouse Policy, Capital Metro and the Austin Monitor. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Scholz Garten is located at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Participants are encouraged to take transit to the event; the venue is served by MetroBus Local routes 7, 10, 20 and 37.

For more information about Project Connect's vision for a connected regional transit system, visit ProjectConnect.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Peck, 512-389-7435
amy.peck@capmetro.org