Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

CAMPO pushes transit, active transportation, other projects to the side for I-35

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has at last approved a list of projects to defer from its 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program in order to contribute $633 million for the Interstate 35 Capital Express Central project. However, representatives from Travis…

Monday, June 1, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Garza suggests color-coded speed zones to slow car traffic

At least in the short term, the Austin Transportation Department is hanging its hopes of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries on a proposal that would drop most downtown and residential streets to a 25 mph speed limit while coordinating…

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Financial commitment for I-35 continues to divide CAMPO

After weeks of running projects through updated scoring criteria, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is still not approaching consensus on a list of projects to defer from its 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, in order to free up $633 million…

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro proposes incorporating Austin B-cycle as extension of public transit network

By late fall, public transit and bike-share users may be able to access both services with the purchase of a local bus day pass.Under a proposed partnership with the city, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to expand upon…

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Ultimate vision for Burnet loses center-running dedicated transitways, gains two traffic lanes

The Austin Transportation Department’s 2013 Corridor Development Program for Burnet Road envisions a future of cycle tracks, bus stop pullouts, shade trees, and for the roadway section between U.S. Highway 183 and MoPac Expressway, “two exclusive (bus rapid transit) lanes…

Monday, May 18, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Austin Transportation proposes slowing some city streets to 25 mph limit

Despite a 50 percent decrease in driving as a result of the city’s Stay Home, Work Safe order, traffic fatalities are up nearly 26 percent this year compared to last year – which also saw a sharp increase (about 19…

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