Transportation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners balk at plan to use tax districts for Lone Star Rail

Travis County Commissioners were asked to get on board with developing a funding mechanism for the Lone Star Rail District’s future operations on Tuesday, but the plan may be in for a bumpy ride, as some commissioners say they need…

Monday, October 14, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Neighborhood lobbies for Pressler Street extension to Cesar Chavez

Members of the Austin City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee are set Wednesday to weigh in on a possible extension of Pressler Street through the Lamar Beach area. The move would connect the Original West Austin Neighborhood with West…

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Watson: Shorting Texas transportation needs hurts state’s future

State Senator Kirk Watson offered attendees at Wednesday’s Austin Chamber of Commerce’s State of Transportation lunch a steady diet of road talk. Though Watson did briefly mention the importance of other regional transportation modes during the course of a roughly…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Proposal explores Urban Rail funding options through TOD zones

An item proposed by Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley that, in part, creates a restricted fund to draw development-based dollars from construction around rail stations drew some concern from Council Member Laura Morrison Tuesday. If approved, the Martinez…

Friday, September 27, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Council postpones decision on 24-hour bicycle trails

Austin City Council members Thursday delayed until Oct. 17 a vote on whether to end 24-hour cyclist access to three segments of the city’s Hike and Bike Trail. In the meantime, Austin Police Department officials and representatives of the city’s…

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Study: Urban rail could add $31 billion to Austin economy by 2030

A staff-produced study of the potential economic impact of a complete urban rail system for the City of Austin concludes that a layout that includes rail service along South Congress Avenue and East Riverside Drive could result in $31 billion…

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