Transportation

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Cap Metro proceeds with vision of sustainability

At the June 28 Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board meeting, board members fielded discussion on a yearslong sustainability and planning effort put forward by Capital Metro staffers. Most of the presentation centered around the structure and vision of the plan,…

Monday, June 28, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Want free entry to Barton Springs? Take the bus.

The Zilker Park road loop will be closed from July 6-30 pending construction of new tracks for the fully electric Zilker Eagle,┬áthe train formerly known as the┬áZilker Zephyr. Following slope failure at the previous turnaround (due to erosion from rain),…

Friday, June 25, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Transit partnership fields Orange Line updates for Project Connect

At the June 16 Austin Transit Partnership Board meeting, board members reviewed updates on the Project Connect Orange Line alignment. The Orange Line, which shares several stops with the Blue Line, runs north and south through the center of the…

Monday, June 21, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Code amendment would make car booting less of a headache

Getting booted for not obeying parking signage on private property is a huge hassle, involving a fine and a wait of sometimes an hour or more for someone to come and remove the boot. But if City Council passes a…

Friday, June 18, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Travis and Bexar counties proceed with plans to electrify vehicle fleets

Travis and Bexar counties are making moves to electrify their vehicle fleets as part of a partnership with the South Central Texas Electric Transportation Compact. In hopes of serving as a model for other counties in the region, the two…

Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Nathan Bernier, KUT

Electric scooter and MetroBike use springs back from pandemic lows

As Austin’s streets took on a relative calm during the pandemic, the dockless electric scooters that drew love and fury when they appeared in 2018 were neglected by users. But now that people are returning to life as usual, the…

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