Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro committee to create partnership policy

Board members with the Capital Metro Operations, Planning and Safety committee directed staff to begin crafting a board policy that gives parameters around future sponsors and partnerships at their committee meeting Wednesday.On the heels of a presentation overviewing CapMetro’s 2015…

Friday, January 23, 2015 by Gene Davis

Lone Star Rail kicks off environmental study

A decade-old project to build a passenger rail line between the San Antonio and Austin areas picked up steam Wednesday with a public meeting of the Lone Star Rail Project.The meeting served as the kickoff to the project’s environmental impact…

Friday, December 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs changes to Lone Star Rail agreement

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a set of amendments to an interlocal agreement with the Lone Star Rail District. The action clears the way for rail district officials to count the city — and funding derived from special taxing…

Friday, December 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council scales back Riley’s quarter-cent proposal

Austin City Council members Thursday declined to solely commit $20.4 million derived from Capital Metro quarter-cent funds to projects along the Airport Boulevard corridor. Instead, they opted to commit $2 million for various short-term improvements in the region.The $20.4 million…

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

City may consider Lone Star funding commitment

Austin’s role in funding a proposed commuter rail line that would run through Austin and San Antonio is up in the air ahead of consideration at today’s City Council meeting, with staff and some Council members disagreeing on whether it…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Gene Davis

CAMPO board OKs list of future transit projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board approved a recommended list of regional transit projects Monday, including a commuter rail line from Elgin to Austin and multiple new MetroRapid Bus routes, to prioritize for potential funding under its…

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