Transportation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Capital Metro’s driver shortage continues

At Monday’s meeting of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, members discussed the transit agency’s critical scarcity of bus drivers. “As this board has been previously briefed, we are experiencing a significant shortage of bus operators,” said Dottie…

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

City reaches halfway milestone on bike network buildout

This month marked a big milestone for cycling in Austin: The city’s All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network reached its halfway completion point, making getting places by bike more comfortable and convenient. So far, the AAA network includes 215 miles…

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 by Seth Smalley

TxDOT brings contentious interstate expansion plan to county

On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court heard from Texas Department of Transportation engineer Tucker Ferguson, who discussed progress on the state transportation department’s plan to add two managed HOV lanes in each direction on Interstate 35 through downtown Austin.…

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Nathan Bernier, KUT

Legal battle looms over Austin airport’s plans to demolish South Terminal

The private company that runs the South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – a separate three-gate facility where discount airlines Allegiant and Frontier operate – says it was not consulted over plans to demolish the terminal as part of a…

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Seth Smalley

CAMPO approves TxDOT’s transportation plan amendment requests

On Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board voted to approve two of the Texas Department of Transportation’s requests to amend the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program. The RTP addresses general congestion and…

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

I-35 plans take center stage at City Council work session

With plans on the table to build a 20-lane road through the heart of the city, Austin City Council took some time during its Tuesday work session to address TxDOT’s vision for the future of Interstate 35. In his presentation…

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