Transportation

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council members concerned over funding issues for Lone Star Rail

Austin City Council members are calling for more in-depth discussion about a potential interlocal agreement with the Lone Star Rail District. The agreement, if approved, would govern the partnership between the city and a potential rail agency for a line…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Despite opposition, Daugherty aiming to get SH45SW back on track today

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty hopes to take a major step today to get his fellow Commissioners to endorse building the controversial SH45 Southwest roadway between South MoPac Boulevard and FM 1626. The roadway has been in the planning stages for…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Adam Schragin

Council again postpones action on 24-hour access to hike-and-bike trails

A battle over whether three segments of the City of Austin’s hike-and-bike trails should remain open will last at least another week, after City Council members postponed a vote on an ordinance that would end the pilot program. However, that…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Council gets review of progress on Urban Rail Program

Austin City Council members received a set of updated Urban Rail statistics Tuesday. The presentation offered a glimpse at the ongoing process as staff and Mayor Lee Leffingwell did their level best to drive home the point that a route…

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…

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