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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Connections 2025 delayed yet again

Connections 2025 is facing another monthlong delay. During a Monday afternoon work session on the proposed overhaul of the agency’s bus network, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors remained riddled with anxieties, leading Chair Wade Cooper to postpone the…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

At Travis County, CTRMA’s park-and-ride proposal hits another pothole

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday pitched a second strike against an elaborate plan to build eight new transit-oriented parking lots along Central Texas toll roads. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s decision to defer action on the proposal put forward…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Work session reveals new details, wrinkles in Connections 2025 draft

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority could turn toward technology to help pick up riders left stranded by the proposed overhaul of its sprawling transit network. On Wednesday, planners told the agency’s board of directors that options such as carsharing, vanpooling,…

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Friday, November 18, 2016 by Jack Craver

Uber wants to come back to Austin

Uber does not have hard feelings about Prop 1. In a forum hosted by the Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy and KUT on the patio of the Ginger Man bar downtown, a representative of the ride-hailing giant expressed regret about the…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Connections 2025 experiencing a month delay due to rider concerns

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving a little less rapidly toward the adoption of Connections 2025, thanks in part to public outcry about some of its proposed service changes. The agency is banking that the long-range service plan and…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

In Connections 2025 briefing, Council detours

City Council’s first briefing on the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed long-term service plan turned into a discussion on affordable housing, sprawl and park-and-rides this week. “As we all know, transportation is a system,” Council Member Ann Kitchen said as…

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Monday, October 31, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro’s ghost stations haunt city sidewalks

Before you ride the bus this Halloween, be sure that you’re not waiting at a ghost station. Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority data reveals scores of inactive stops throughout Austin, relics of routes either altered or no longer part of this…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Opting for parity, Cap Metro kills premium fare

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors voted on Monday to eliminate the agency’s maligned premium fare tier. The vote was unanimous, at 7-0, with Board Member Juli Word absent. Starting in January, a single ride on MetroRapid buses…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO kills Lone Star Rail, commits to finding alternative

The kill-shot came abruptly and mercifully for the Lone Star Rail District (also known as LSTAR) on Monday night. After months of procedural dickering, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board spent less than 10 minutes discussing the…

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