Roads

Friday, April 10, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Safety chair questions commitment to Vision Zero

A city planner Monday gave the Public Safety Commission an update on the Vision Zero Task Force work toward devising a traffic safety plan for the city. The task force’s name reflects the blueprint it’s tasked with drafting: a Vision Zero…

Monday, April 6, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

City says SH45 SW environmental study unsound

Austin’s Environmental Board is looking at its options after hearing from city staff that the approved environmental impact study, or EIS, for State Highway 45 Southwest is not based on sound science. The EIS was prepared by TxDOT and CTRMA, with…

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Commissioners split over CAMPO 2040 Plan

Discontent over a landmark transportation plan drove Travis County Commissioners to draw distinct battle lines Tuesday between two competing visions. The hour-long discussion on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s developing 2040 Regional Transportation Plan featured a rare crack in…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CTRMA stalls proposal to double-deck MoPac

A plan that could transform MoPac Boulevard now appears to be trudging rather than speeding along, though it still may reach its destination in due time. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority announced Monday that it is delaying its proposal…

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Critics say CAMPO 2040 Plan doomed to fail

Those wondering what Austin-area roads might look like in 25 years need look no further than the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Many of those who have, it seems, do not like what they see. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization…

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

TravCo to study Hamilton Pool Road improvements

Travis County Commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward potentially adding big changes to a section of Hamilton Pool Road, despite some opposition from area residents. At the end of their regular voting session, commissioners unanimously agreed to award $530,000…

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