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Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Andrew Weber

Dockless bikes are (maybe) coming to Austin. But first, let’s talk it out.

Nobody wants to be the withholding stepparent.That’s why, when dockless bike companies Ofo and Spin rolled out during South by Southwest last year, they put the city in a tough spot. Austin, which markets itself as an innovative, tech-savvy city,…

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro officially anoints new executive head

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s next CEO and president, Randy Clarke, will take the transit agency’s reins on March 7.On Monday, Capital Metro’s board of directors unanimously approved the terms of Clarke’s five-year contract, a document Clarke was on hand…

Monday, January 29, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA board finalists talk up transit during Travis County interviews

The Travis County Commissioners Court will decide on Tuesday which two of six candidates it will appoint to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s board of directors.The court interviewed the applicants during a special session on Thursday.Of the six, two…

Monday, January 15, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Experience put Capital Metro CEO finalist over the top

The chair of the board at the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority said experience was the deciding factor when it came to selecting a lone finalist to take the executive reins.On Friday, after the board voted 7-0-1 to tap Randy Clarke…

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Hyperloop shoots through UTC meeting

The Urban Transportation Commission went down the tubes Tuesday evening.At its first meeting of 2018, the commission took in a presentation from engineering firm AECOM on efforts to prepare for a future hyperloop system in Texas.“This is not something that’s…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Jack Craver

Austin’s new ‘speed cushions’ spark outcry

Susanne Paul worries that Jester Estates, the affluent Northwest Austin neighborhood where she’s lived for nearly 20 years, may be broken beyond repair. What was once an “extremely friendly” community is now fraught with political divisions that many of her…

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