annual report

letter from the director

I am pleased to share the inaugural Annual Report for the newly formed Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW). Our department has made significant strides this year in enhancing the efficiency, safety, and quality of our city's transportation network.

Our recent reorganization of Austin Transportation with Public Works has not only streamlined our processes but also unified our goals, and we are better positioned to deliver efficient and timely services to our community.

For example, TPW has completed construction or permanent repair of more than 56 miles of sidewalk citywide thanks to the $37.5 million investment in the 2016 Mobility Bond. These sidewalk projects were completed one year ahead of schedule!

Our department also earned national reaccreditation from the American Public Works Association for our focus on best management practices and continuous improvement for the second consecutive time.

As we continue to raise the bar as a highly reliable organization, we will continue to focus on delivering core services with excellence and incorporate innovation that improves the quality of life for our community.

Richard Mendoza, P.E., M.P.A


Transportation and Public Works

who we are

The City of Austin’s Transportation and Public Works Department sets the standard for connecting people with safe, reliable and accessible mobility services. Our diverse workforce of nearly 1,000 employees supports dozens of programs and manages hundreds of projects. Through recent bond-funded efforts, City staff are working to keep Austin

safe, reliable and well-maintained.

TPW Divisions

  • Active Transportation
  • Arterial Management
  • Community Services
  • Data & Technology
  • Emergency Operations
  • Equity
  • Land Development
  • Office of Special Events
  • Office of the City Engineer
  • Parking Enterprise

  • Project Delivery
  • Right of Way
  • Street and Bridge Operations
  • Sidewalk & Special Project
  • Signs and Markings
  • Smart Mobility
  • Systems Development
  • Transportation Development
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Vision Zero


Transportation and Public Works is committed to creating a safer way for everyone to travel in Austin no matter what mode they choose by combining safety infrastructure projects and public education to affect behavior change.

Austin Transportation Public Works delivers the Austin community's goal to reduce people hurt or killed by crashes to zero with street improvements, policy changes, enforcement and education. This is accomplished through planning and building a safe multimodal transportation network in collaboration with City and community partners.

Vision Zero Statistics are shown reflecting Calendar Year 2023

traffic fatalities (2015-2023)

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In 2023, Transportation and Public Works was awarded a $22.8M Safe Streets for All grant from the US Department of Transportation to accelerate safe street initiatives.



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