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Downtown Safety Measures Prepares Stakeholders for Spring Festival Season

February 17, 2020

Representatives from SXSW, Austin Police Department, Austin Transportation Department, Capital Metro and UT Athletics joined us at last week’s Downtown Safety Measures event to help downtown stakeholders prepare for the busy Spring Festival Season.

We heard details on upcoming events, learned about safety plans and took a closer look at Spring Festival Season street closures, including 6th St. area closures, Red River area closuresRainey (South) area closures, Rainey (North) area closures, Convention Center area closures


If you couldn’t make it, be sure to watch the live stream recording and reach out to the event panelists with any follow-up questions:

John Badcock, Communications Center:
Connor Tester, Parking and Permits:
Christian Mella, Event Info:

UT Athletics
Charles Branch: 
James Barr, UT Athletics:

City of Austin
Assistant Chief Joe Chacon, Austin Police Department:
Michael Suda, Austin Transportation Department, Austin Center for Events Transit:

Capital Metro
Sam Sargent, Capital Metro and Movability Board of Directors:


Watch the Downtown Safety Measures live stream recording:

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