The Alamo, in collaboration with WestEast Design group, is planning a new education center to accommodate students and provide online learning. The center aims to offer historically accurate tours to school groups, increase annual student visitors from 140,000 to 250,000, and provide distance learning options. The center will feature a theater, classrooms, sensory play space, STEAM lab, and potential access to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection.
CapMetro, the Austin transit authority, is beginning construction on a $34 million solar-powered charging site in collaboration with HOLT Renewables and bp pulse to transition its bus fleet to all-electric, zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. This initiative follows CapMetro's purchase of 200 zero-emissions buses in 2021, with 12 already in service and more to come. The solar canopy system, set to start construction in October and complete by January 2025, will provide overhead charging for CapMetro's electrified fleet, using 12 acres and over 7,000 solar panels at their North Operations bus yard, supported by a framework connecting the buses to the panels via overhead wires
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is expanding its on-campus student housing with a $32.5 million, 96,000-square-foot, four-story building in response to increasing student enrollment, which has risen from 6,557 students in 2018 to about 7,300 in 2022. Currently, the university only has Esperanza Hall with 382 beds for students living more than 50 miles away, but the new building, set to be completed in the summer of 2024, will provide an additional 322 beds.