Public Transportation, Now More Than Ever
Central Texas is growing fast, making the need for an expansive public transportation network more important than ever to keep a region moving and thriving. CapMetro is focused on growing with our community, through programs like Project Connect, and it’s important that we are coordinating with our regional partners as we do that.
About our speaker:
Dottie Watkins serves as CapMetro's President & CEO in Austin, TX.
Dottie began her transit career in 1994 driving part-time for CapMetro while she attended the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her appointment as President & CEO in January 2023, Watkins served as Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Bus Operations and Maintenance. She also served as the interim President and CEO beginning in June 2022.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. She is recognized at the agency for her depth of knowledge of what it takes to make transit operate, but also her unwavering commitment to her staff and the frontline team members the agency relies upon.
A native Austinite, Watkins regularly enjoys trips to the pool with her daughter and plays French Horn in a local community band.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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