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Austin Transportation and Public Works Department

Austin Transportation and Public Works Department logo Austin Transportation and Public Works is a highly reliable organization that builds and maintains mobility infrastructure for our community.


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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 Development Engineering

Land Development Engineering reviews development plans for constructability and right of way code compliance. We also continue to assist 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.

Office of Special Events

TPW Office of Special Events Division, as part of the Austin Center for Events, oversees the right of way and issues permits for sporting and creative events, such as festivals, cultural arts, and block parties.

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.

Sidewalks and Urban Trails

The Sidewalk and Urban Trails programs are critical parts of Austin's active transportation network. Both programs work side-by-side to deliver on plans approved by Austin City Council to increase options for people to move throughout their community without using a motor vehicle.

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.