Monday, November 18, 2013 by Andy Sevilla

Arguments begin over Highland-East Riverside route for Urban Rail

The latest urban rail suggestion for the city would link north central Austin, in the Highland Mall area, to the downtown and stretch the same transit service to the East Riverside corridor.   According to Project Connect representatives, that route…

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Lone Star Rail presses City of Austin over tax increment funding

Officials with the Lone Star Rail District continue to push Austin City Council members to approve a tax increment financing deal between the two parties. If consummated, such an arrangement would use a portion of City of Austin property tax…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners vote to move heritage tree for road expansion

After assurances that the state would pay for most of the cost, Travis County Commissioners voted Tuesday to remove and transplant a 30-inch Heritage Oak tree standing in the way of an expansion of Frate Barker Road in South Austin.…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County ponders how to deal with heritage tree in path of road extension

Travis County Commissioners will face a tough decision next week as they decide the fate of a 100-year-old oak tree that is in the way of an extension of Frate Barker Road in South Austin.   The item came up…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council reluctantly votes to end overnight access to bicycle trails

City Council members voted Thursday to end the pilot program that had opened portions of the city’s urban trails to bikes overnight, though many members expressed frustration about the position the issue put them in.   Council members had the…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners finally endorse SH45 SW

Many of the same Austinites made the same arguments they’ve made for decades, but this time, the result was different. At the behest of Pct. 3’s Gerald Daugherty, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday endorsed construction of the controversial…

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