Stories by Harrison Young

Friday, January 15, 2021 by Harrison Young

CAMPO authorizes federal transit funding for seniors, individuals with disabilities

On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board unanimously approved new transportation funding criteria for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities using funds from the Federal Transit Administration, amid growing competition. FTA Section 5310 is a federal…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Harrison Young

CAMPO approves TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program

On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board unanimously approved the resubmission of some previously deferred projects into the Texas Department of Transportation’s Unified Transportation Program. Several projects were added back to the list after TxDOT delayed…

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by Harrison Young

Project Connect moves ahead

Yesterday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided updates on Project Connect, Austin’s expanded transit plan approved by the voters in November as Proposition A. Following the completion of Task I, which comprised a number of preliminary steps such as the approval of…

Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Harrison Young

Council removes limits on food insecurity funding

City Council at its last meeting voted to remove limitations on using Community Development Block Grant funds to fight food insecurity in low-income areas. The ordinance, sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and co-sponsored by Council members Greg Casar,…

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