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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Hays County uncouples from Lone Star Rail

After dodging a potential death blow on Monday night, the Lone Star Rail District took another hit on the chin on Tuesday. One day after the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization opted not to freeze its funding of LSTAR, the…

Friday, March 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Potential train wreck ahead for Lone Star Rail

It could be the end of the line for the Lone Star Rail District. On Monday, the moribund commuter rail project could see its funding from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization frozen by that agency’s Transportation Policy Board. According…

Friday, March 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo project draws fire from labor advocates

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to redevelop 10 acres of largely empty land near downtown Austin has drawn criticism from labor advocates. The Workers Defense Project organized a rally of dozens of activists at the front door of Cap…

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Raise for Watson as Cap Metro ridership declines

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Linda Watson is getting a raise despite the agency’s falling ridership. Cap Metro’s board of directors voted on Monday to award Watson with a 5 percent bump in pay. According to the agency’s website, Watson’s…

Monday, February 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

LSTAR troubles present another snag for Project Connect

Project Connect, the ambitious vision of a multimodal transportation future in Central Texas, hit a major pothole last week with Union Pacific’s decision to walk away from negotiations with the Lone Star Rail District. In a letter to the district,…

Friday, February 12, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Lone Star Rail hits major roadblock

A top official with the Lone Star Rail District, or LSTAR, said his agency will continue chugging along despite a serious setback that puts its fundamental mission in jeopardy. On Tuesday, Jerry Wilmoth, Union Pacific’s general manager of network infrastructure,…

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