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Friday, July 20, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Another downtown Austin street goes two-way. Studies tell us that’s good.

For 68 years, drivers on Colorado Street in downtown Austin could go only one way: south.But as of today, that one-directional road officially goes two ways for cars. It’s the hip thing to do.“This is absolutely a trend,” said Billy…

Monday, July 16, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

County’s new transit plan includes buses, other odds and ends

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a three-year transit development plan that aims to bring a variety of transit and transit-adjacent services to parts of the county where no buses currently operate.The 10 transit gap zones identified in…

Monday, July 9, 2018 by Ryan Young

E-bikes, e-scooters not welcome in Austin parks

Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind parkgoers to observe the speed limit.In a June memo to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council, department Director Kimberly McNeeley pointed out that city code prohibits the use of motorized vehicles,…

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Big plans for Shoal Creek Trail unveiled

The nonprofit steward of Austin’s premier urban trail has published its draft plan for extending the hike-and-bike path north from Central Austin all the way to the Domain.The Shoal Creek Conservancy on Friday publicly debuted its Shoal Creek Trail: Vision…

Friday, June 29, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Austin hopes deregulation will save taxi companies

Austin’s City Council on Thursday approved a radical change in the city’s taxicab regulations that the Transportation Department drew up in the hopes of saving the industry.The most important of the changes is the deregulation of fares. That means each…

Friday, June 29, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA agrees to help with MetroRail station relocation, if necessary

Austin’s toll road agency is volunteering to be a financial backstop for the city’s transit provider should a bid for federal dollars to relocate a train station run off the rails.On Wednesday the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of…

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