Transportation

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Jerry Quijano

The cost of metered street parking in Austin is going up

The cost of parking in a metered, on-street space in Austin is going up. Beginning next Monday, the standard meter rate around Austin will be $2 per hour.The current metered rate is $1.20 inside the city’s downtown core, from Interstate…

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

With eye on transit decisions, nonprofit wants to amplify marginalized voices

For the second time in a week, a group organized around one of Austin’s key civic issues has made a public bow with the goal of empowering traditionally overlooked communities. People United for Mobility Action, or PUMA, held its public…

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Audrey McGlinchy

Updated: Austin eliminating traffic deaths by 2025 a remote possibility, city audit finds

The city of Austin is unlikely to reach its goal of zero traffic deaths or serious injuries by 2025, according to a new report from the city auditor’s office.“While a goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries is an…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Ford to launch local commercial autonomous vehicle service in 2021

Confirming rumors, Ford Motor Company announced plans Wednesday to begin tests and preparations in Austin for deployment of a commercial autonomous vehicle service in 2021.Sherif Marakby, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, told the Austin Monitor ahead of the announcement…

Monday, September 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Red River agreement fails to answer mobility questions

The University of Texas has yet to articulate its plans to mitigate traffic issues while Red River Street is closed through campus for roughly two years to make way for replacement of the Frank Erwin Center. However, City Council demonstrated…

Friday, September 20, 2019 by Samuel King

Lower speed limits coming to some Austin roadways

Austin City Council approved a round of speed limit changes Thursday, the latest tangible sign of the city’s efforts to make streets safer.“We know that it’s much more likely for a severe crash to happen when speeds go up even…

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