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Friday, September 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro: No stopgap plan for fill-in-the-gap stops

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking a slow approach to the eight pairs of stations destined to fill in key gaps along its two MetroRapid routes.“The long story short is we expect to have them in service by this…

Friday, September 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

One small trail for North Austin, one giant loop for the whole city

Last year, Mayor Steve Adler declared in his State of the City address that great cities do big things, a message that the Shoal Creek Conservancy apparently took to heart.On Wednesday evening at a community workshop in Central Austin, the…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Group keeps gondola hopes alive

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s firm disinterest in aerial gondolas is not discouraging one group from working toward a vision of cable car transit in Austin.John McCready of Look Up Austin told the Austin Monitor last week that he has…

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

As MoPac work winds down, another CTRMA project faces potential peril

The end of the road for the MoPac Improvement Project appears to finally be coming into sight just as potential problems loom for another Austin toll road project.On Wednesday morning, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Director of Community Relations Steve…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Vision Zero reports detail progress; crash data mostly unchanged

A pair of documents delivered to city officials last week show that the plan to eliminate all Austin traffic deaths and serious accidents by 2025 is proceeding, and this year’s accident data suggests the effort hasn’t moved the needle in…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro greenlights millions more for MetroRail

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will spend $65.7 million to install federally mandated safety upgrades along its commuter rail line.The agency’s board of directors voted unanimously on Monday to hire Modern Railway Systems to augment the 32-mile Red Line with…

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