Friday, October 11, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

More walkable Congress Avenue vision gaining traction

An innovative framework meant to help reinvigorate Congress Avenue downtown has earned the favor of the Urban Transportation Commission.The framework was developed by the Pedestrian Advisory Council in May as a way to allow experimentation with pedestrian-friendly policies through trial…

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Chamber pushes ‘all of the above’ regional mobility solution

The Austin Chamber of Commerce pushed three desired outcomes at this year’s mobility summit: resolving traffic congestion on Interstate 35; passing the city’s first high-capacity transit bond; and clarifying the positions and goals of regional elected officials.To fix I-35, Brian…

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Jerry Quijano

The cost of metered street parking in Austin is going up

The cost of parking in a metered, on-street space in Austin is going up. Beginning next Monday, the standard meter rate around Austin will be $2 per hour.The current metered rate is $1.20 inside the city’s downtown core, from Interstate…

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

With eye on transit decisions, nonprofit wants to amplify marginalized voices

For the second time in a week, a group organized around one of Austin’s key civic issues has made a public bow with the goal of empowering traditionally overlooked communities. People United for Mobility Action, or PUMA, held its public…

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Audrey McGlinchy

Updated: Austin eliminating traffic deaths by 2025 a remote possibility, city audit finds

The city of Austin is unlikely to reach its goal of zero traffic deaths or serious injuries by 2025, according to a new report from the city auditor’s office.“While a goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries is an…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Ford to launch local commercial autonomous vehicle service in 2021

Confirming rumors, Ford Motor Company announced plans Wednesday to begin tests and preparations in Austin for deployment of a commercial autonomous vehicle service in 2021.Sherif Marakby, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, told the Austin Monitor ahead of the announcement…

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