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Friday, February 1, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City reluctantly fulfills legal obligation for Oak Hill Parkway

When the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the Oak Hill Parkway Project on Jan. 14, Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s only regret was the loss of a good opportunity to use tolls to cover maintenance costs. Austin City Council members…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Oak Hill Parkway project approved for construction

The Oak Hill Parkway project was added to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program by unanimous vote at the Transportation Policy Board meeting Monday evening. The decision places the 12-lane elevated highway at the congested intersection…

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…

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