AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Leaders of Austin's regional public transportation provider have voted to tighten board policies amid concerns about how travel money was spent.
The Austin American-Statesman reports Capital Metro board members voted Monday to bar themselves from getting reimbursed for hotel stays within 50 miles of their homes. Board members also decided to prohibit the transferring of budgeted travel money among themselves.
Previous policy let board members use unspent funds from other members if they depleted their annual allowances.
Chairman Mike Martinez said Monday that the board must lead by example after asking the agency to tighten its belt.
Capitol Metro offers bus, rail and cycling partnership programs in the Austin area.