Transportation

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Cap Metro cross-charges electric buses

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been testing out the electric bus market this year with vehicles and charging systems from two different manufacturers. While the six Proterra and six New Flyer buses originally came with manufacturer-specific charging systems, Capital…

Friday, October 23, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Downtown Commission defends cars on Congress

As the Austin Transportation Department continues to build out Congress Avenue’s protected bike lanes and make intersection safety improvements, the Downtown Commission wants to ensure that the changes will not result in reduced capacity – the number of cars able…

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

TxDOT to reconsider U.S. 183 South route

After a series of stakeholder meetings beginning last November, the Texas Department of Transportation is considering rerouting its planned U.S. Highway 183 South expansion to avoid impacting a historic African American family farm and cemetery in southeastern Travis County.According to…

Monday, October 12, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Memo reveals details of Grove traffic plan

The development is here, years have passed since its final contentious City Council hearing, and now a watered-down traffic program for the 75-acre Grove planned unit development is underway.The original $1.3 million transportation plan created jointly by the Bull Creek…

Friday, October 9, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City revises street impact fee plan

After years in the making, the city has proposed a modification to the street impact fee program out of a desire to simplify the process and maximize benefits in the city’s eastern crescent. Instead of calculating impact fees individually based…

Thursday, October 8, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Bike Austin fights for Healthy Streets

The Austin Transportation Department removed two segments of Healthy Streets last week, and barring another wave of cases of Covid-19, will continue winding down the initiative by removing one or two street projects every couple of weeks until all eight…

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