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A Message on Financial Transparency from President Linda S. Watson 

Chairman Mike Martinez at the helm of Capital Metro's Transparency Bus
Chairman Mike Martinez at the helm of Capital Metro's "Transparency Bus."

December 4, 2012

Greetings.

Capital Metro is seriously transparent. That was the message I conveyed today, along with Austin City Councilman and Capital Metro Chairman Mike Martinez and Legislative Director for Senator Kirk Watson, Sandy Guzman, at a news conference announcing that Capital Metro has been awarded the highest financial transparency rating - for the third year in a row - from the Texas Comptroller.

We were the first transit system in the state to receive a gold transparency rating.

Capital Metro posts a wealth of financial information on our website, including our budget, individual financial transaction records, contracts information and historical data. We've made the information easy to find and review so that interested citizens can keep tabs on every dollar we spend.

Increased transparency and accountability have been two of my key goals for raising the bar at Capital Metro, and will ensure we'll be able to make wise investments in the future for needed transit services for our community.

We're leading the way for our region, and we invite you to track our progress.

Best regards,
Linda S. Watson
President/CEO, Capital Metro