Transportation

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Jerry Quijano

As contract negotiations drag, Cap Metro bus drivers symbolically protest

Some Capital Metro bus drivers wore black makeup or a black sticker under their eyes Wednesday in a symbolic “Black Eye” protest of drawn-out labor negotiations between their union and a Capital Metro contractor.Capital Metro awarded a $1.4 billion contract…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Panel will look at future of development and displacement along I-35

A panel of national experts convened by the Urban Land Institute will look at ideas next week for how Austin could steer development plans for the land surrounding – and possibly covering – Interstate 35 in the years to come.…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro to modernize information delivery with onboard displays

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority will soon outfit 67 local service buses with 29-inch wide-screen digital displays, initiating a new era of dynamic passenger information delivery.Last week, the agency’s board of directors unanimously approved a contract with Clever Devices, a…

Monday, February 3, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Advocates host discussion on what makes good transit

November’s transportation bond hasn’t taken shape yet, but is likely to feature the largest public transit investment residents have ever been asked to consider.In light of that, transit advocates and grassroots organizations hosted a talk Wednesday with Christof Spieler, engineer…

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Advisory council urges city not to give up on safety at intersections

The Austin Transportation Department is combining 2016 mobility bond dollars with other funding sources to build out a citywide bike network, while the city’s Bicycle Advisory Council wants the department to rethink its approach to bicycle safety at intersections.Last week,…

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Ellis attempts to get scooters and other contaminants out of city waterways

When Council Member Paige Ellis was crafting the concept for a clean creeks initiative, she and her staff saw an opportunity to address one of the city’s more visible sources of creek and river pollution.When electric scooters end up in…

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