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Austin Transportation and Public Works Department

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The Transportation and Public Works Department provides safe, reliable and accessible mobility services for all Austinites.


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Active Transportation and Street Design

The Active Transportation and Street Design Division improves city streets to help people of all ages and abilities drive, walk, bike, and take transit around Austin safely, comfortably and conveniently.

Arterial Management

The Arterial Management Division manages mobility and safety for all modes of travel on Austin's arterial roadways. Arterials are roadways that carry higher amounts of traffic at a higher speed than neighborhood streets.

Community Services

Community Services include a host of programs that serve the Austin community, including:

Transportation Development Services

The Transportation Development Services Division provides review services to developers and recommends improvements and transportation demand strategies to improve mobility as development occurs.

Transportation Engineering

The Transportation Engineering Division (TED) prioritizes, designs and coordinates projects for multimodal improvements with our Speed Management, Vision Zero Implementation, Transit Enhancement, TIA Fiscal, and Roadway Safety and Design Programs.

Ground Transportation Regulation

The Ground Transportation Regulation team oversees for-hire services within Austin to enhance safety and provide access to service for all users.

Land Management

The Land Management team assists the public with obtaining rights for the use of City right-of-way and easements (streets, sidewalks, alleys, public utilities) through a variety of means depending on the project. 

Parking Enterprise

The Parking Enterprise Division manages on-street parking to balance mobility and access needs for residents, businesses, and visitors. Austin Transportation Department does not manage private off-street parking lots and garages.

Right of Way

The Right of Way Management Division maintains the safety of activities occurring in and mobility through public-owned land, including streets, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines.

Signs and Markings

The Signs and Markings Division is responsible for installing and maintaining signs and street markings to guide, warn, and regulate traffic to ensure safe and efficient movement of goods and services.

Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility facilitates the deployment of new technology to move people and goods through the city in faster, safer, cleaner, more affordable and more equitable ways.

Street and Bridge Operations

Composed of professional and technically skilled staff, Street and Bridge Operations manages and maintains public right-of-way infrastructure including streets, bridges, sidewalks, guardrails, trees and vegetation. Our five divisions patch potholes, resurface streets, repair utility cuts, maintain the City’s medians, right-of-way maintenance on trees, and respond after storms.

Transportation Systems Development
The Transportation Systems Development team is responsible for long-term transportation planning, as well as coordinating long-term planning efforts with other municipal jurisdictions and agencies.
Vision Zero

Vision Zero implements street improvements, policy changes and education to achieve the community's goal to reduce people hurt or killed by crashes to zero.