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Friday, July 20, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Another downtown Austin street goes two-way. Studies tell us that’s good.

For 68 years, drivers on Colorado Street in downtown Austin could go only one way: south.But as of today, that one-directional road officially goes two ways for cars. It’s the hip thing to do.“This is absolutely a trend,” said Billy…

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Sommer Brugal

‘Speed cushions’ hit Health and Human Services Committee

Though the program that brings new speed cushions to Austin is currently in a holding pattern, the City Council Health and Human Services Committee received an update regarding traffic calming devices at its meeting last Wednesday afternoon.Chair Ora Houston said…

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Despite moratorium, CTRMA advances two toll projects

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is moving forward with two toll projects despite a significant roadblock put up by the Texas Transportation Commission last year.On Wednesday, the CTRMA’s board of directors voted 6-0 to start the bidding process for…

Friday, May 4, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Stuck in park, the CTRMA looks beyond tolls

The agency primarily known for building toll roads in the Austin region is spitballing some new ideas as state policy keeps its activities largely in a holding pattern.Last week, board members of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority briefly discussed…

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County looks to tap CTRMA to fast-track bond projects

Travis County and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have both signed on to negotiations that could leverage the CTRMA’s prodigious road-building capabilities to boost priority safety improvements in the southeastern quadrant of the county.On Wednesday, the CTRMA board of…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

Transportation Department defends ‘speed cushions’

Transportation Director Robert Spillar showed up at a meeting of the Public Safety Commission on Monday to defend “speed cushions,” the traffic-calming devices that have infuriated motorists across the city, most notably in a Northwest Austin neighborhood that successfully campaigned…

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