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Sunset Commission Report

Senate Bill 1263, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2009, required the Sunset Advisory Commission to "evaluate the governance, management, and operations of Capital Metro to determine what improvements are needed to ensure that Capital Metro operates efficiently and effectively." The Sunset Commission identified four key focus areas for Capital Metro: Finance, Governance, Labor and Rail. The Commission adopted recommendations in July 2011. Read the Report. This page explores our progress to implement the recommendations.

Whatís New: As of January 2013, the Texas State Auditor's Office and Sunset Commission have issued reports confirming that all recommendations except one have been fully addressed.

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Capital Metro has been advised by the Commission to address seven key areas that underscore our commitment to a financially sound future.

Recommendation Status

1.1 Establish and maintain at least a two-month operating reserve and define criteria for use  

 In Progress 

1.2 Adopt and annually re-evaluate a five-year strategic plan that is linked to and driven by the budget  


1.3 Adopt a balanced budget that includes operating and capital expenses  


1.4 Adopt a five year Capital Improvement Plan  


1.5 Adopt a CEO evaluation and compensation policy  


1.6 Reduce costs and increase revenue  


1.7 Post detailed financial information on our website