Transportation

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…

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

I-35 expansion divides public opinion during economic downturn

The Texas Transportation Commission will vote Thursday to advance the state’s multibillion-dollar Capital Express Interstate 35 project despite the economic turmoil of Covid-19 and public concerns over the project’s financial viability.“Given the current economic situation and the collapse in the…

Friday, April 24, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

‘Pork chop’ included in updated list of quarter-cent fund projects

District 4’s “pork chop,” a controversial traffic island at the intersection of Morrow Street and North Lamar Boulevard, is finally slated for removal after City Council adopted an updated list of projects approved for Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s quarter-cent fund…

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council to address transit-related displacement in anticipation of Project Connect

Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has indefinitely deferred $7.7 million in capital projects and another $11.9 million in operating projects, yet work on Project Connect, the region’s first mass transit system, may soon continue.City…

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

CAMPO commits $633 million to I-35 without a final list of cut projects

In the last week alone, hundreds of people from across the six-county region have contacted the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization requesting more time and analysis before it decides on the list of projects to defer in order to free…

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