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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Urban Transportation Commission endorses electric pedicab pilot

The Urban Transportation Commission gave its blessing last week to a plan that could give pedicab operators an extra, electric boost.The commissioners voted nearly unanimously on Aug. 8 in support of a pilot program that would allow companies to outfit…

Monday, August 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Guadalupe plan still in the works

The long-delayed report that will recommend giving two lanes of Austin’s iconic Drag entirely to buses is near the finish line, according to Austin Transportation Director Rob Spillar.“If these improvements are to be considered for funding, we’ve got to get…

Friday, August 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

TxDOT document reveals limp projections for I-35 bus plan

The Texas Department of Transportation has projected less than stellar ridership numbers for a proposed enhanced bus line on I-35, but a top Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority official says he isn’t losing any sleep over it.On Wednesday, Capital Metro Vice…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Daugherty set to ruffle feathers with Reimers-Peacock push

Tuesday could be a bumpy ride for Reimers-Peacock Road.The long-planned connector between Hamilton Pool Road and State Highway 71 is set to play a featured role in the Travis County Commissioners Court’s expected final discussion of project recommendations for a…

Friday, August 4, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Robot car revolution could usurp tens of millions of dollars from city coffers

With no cars to park, whither the parking fees?That question is one of many that the city of Austin will have to answer as it prepares for a possible future where personal car ownership is replaced by shared fleets of…

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro blames cheap parking for one sector of ridership declines

The University of Texas isn’t the only institution of higher education whose students are turning cold on public transit.On Monday, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors learned that a partnership with Austin Community College has seen dwindling fortunes…

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