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Friday, February 24, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Now approaching: A final vote on Connections 2025

After months of delay, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors is prepared to take a final vote on the agency’s proposed five-year service plan. The board held one final work session last week to discuss Connections 2025, the…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

Survey says: Austinites dissatisfied with traffic, happy with most else

New survey findings show Austin residents are generally happier with city services such as fire, police, library, and parks and recreation than residents of similarly populated cities. But Austin falls behind the national average of satisfaction in an unsurprising category:…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro could get permission to bypass voter approval of MetroRail extension

State Rep. Celia Israel and state Sen. Kirk Watson have filed legislation at the Capitol that would make it much easier for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to expand its commuter rail service. On Friday, Israel filed House Bill 1726,…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County again parks park-and-ride proposal

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s proposed financing scheme to build up to eight new park-and-rides along its toll roads is going nowhere fast. On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court once again stopped short on a vote to direct…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA and TxDOT disagree, putting project in potential holding pattern

A rare spat between the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation is clouding the prospects of a major project at the intersection of two separate toll roads. On Wednesday morning, CTRMA Director of Engineering Justin…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin to consider extending parking meter hours downtown

If you’ve ever tried to park in downtown Austin, you’ve probably found yourself circling the streets a few times before finding a spot. The city is exploring changes to make more parking available during peak traffic time – but that…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

City boosts traffic enforcement in areas with high crash rates

Austin officials are boosting roadway safety enforcement as part of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate by 2025 car crashes that kill and severely injure people. The Austin Police Department and the Austin Transportation Department kicked…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Highways and interstates a top priority for pedestrian safety plan

Austin appears to have had some early success in recovering from an all-time high in road fatalities in 2015, with 76 in 2016 compared to 102 the year prior. But reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2025 remains the…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Park-and-ride plan stalls anew at Travis County

A day after a regional park-and-ride plan took a big step forward, it once again got tripped up at the Travis County Commissioners Court. The surprise decision to again postpone a vote on a potential funding source for the proposed…

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