Transportation

Friday, May 8, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council approves Healthy Streets program to ease crowding on sidewalks, trails

The coronavirus pandemic has alleviated Austin’s chronic traffic congestion and brought another issue into the foreground: the immediate need for space to walk, bicycle, use a wheelchair or push a stroller at a safe distance from others and from car…

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Capital Metro adds new light rail line to Project Connect recommendation

An update to regional population estimates has prompted the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to make a major change to its proposal for Project Connect.In a memo posted Wednesday, CEO Randy Clarke and Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca said the more…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

CAMPO adopts a plan without a plan

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board adopted a planning document Monday afternoon that falls far short of the expectations of community members and many regional leaders alike.The 2045 Regional Transportation Plan is intended to supersede the existing…

Friday, May 1, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Texas Transportation Commission ties billions of dollars to I-35 central project

The Texas Transportation Commission amended its 2020 Unified Transportation Program on Thursday morning, throwing in $3.4 billion for the $6.6 billion central piece of the Interstate 35 Capital Express project that would expand the interstate between U.S. Highway 290 East…

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

CTRMA cuts expenses to deal with drop in toll system transactions

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is slashing expenses across the board and deferring several initiatives and projects in order to keep spending on track with a 60 percent decrease in systemwide toll transactions resulting from local stay-at-home orders.Executive Director…

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Community calls for ‘slow streets’ to take pressure off city parks and trails

Streets are closing to car traffic in cities from Salt Lake and Kansas City to Boston and Berlin to give people on foot and bicycle more room to get outdoors while keeping their distance from others during the Covid-19 health…

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