Transportation

Friday, January 15, 2021 by Harrison Young

CAMPO authorizes federal transit funding for seniors, individuals with disabilities

On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board unanimously approved new transportation funding criteria for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities using funds from the Federal Transit Administration, amid growing competition. FTA Section 5310 is a federal…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Harrison Young

CAMPO approves TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program

On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board unanimously approved the resubmission of some previously deferred projects into the Texas Department of Transportation’s Unified Transportation Program. Several projects were added back to the list after TxDOT delayed…

Monday, January 11, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy

Despite fewer drivers, more people died on Austin roads in 2020 than in the past five years

The first traffic death on Aug. 26 happened just before 7 a.m. A man was making a left-hand turn out of an apartment complex in West Austin; he was killed after his car collided with a Jeep Cherokee. Later that…

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Sean Saldaña

Urban Transportation Commission creates working group to form I-35 recommendations

A Texas A&M Transportation Institute report recently ranked the segment of Interstate 35 that goes through Austin the most congested roadway in the state. This congestion is one of the reasons behind the I-35 Capital Express Project, a multiyear, multibillion-dollar…

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 by Harrison Young

Project Connect moves ahead

Yesterday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided updates on Project Connect, Austin’s expanded transit plan approved by the voters in November as Proposition A. Following the completion of Task I, which comprised a number of preliminary steps such as the approval of…

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 by Jackson Barton

DAA study seeks community feedback for proposed downtown transit routes

The Downtown Austin Alliance is looking for resident and visitor feedback on two proposed transit routes it hopes will make traveling between different parts of downtown faster and more convenient. The proposed downtown circulator routes, which would serve downtown, South Congress…

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