Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Riley plan for quarter-cent funds raises concerns

City Council Member Chris Riley ran into concerns from both Austin city management and his Council colleagues over a plan to use $20.4 million in funds raised through a Capital Metro one-quarter-cent tax agreement for transportation infrastructure improvements along Airport…

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel dusts off plans for Green Line rail

With the rail bond defeat in the rearview mirror, this week the City Council Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took a look at a long-planned but almost forgotten rail line that could connect Austin will communities to the east. The…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Landmark Commission delays fate of Pine Street

The future of East Austin’s Pine Street Station will remain in limbo for at least another month after last week’s postponement of a grass-roots bid for historic landmark designation. Though the Historic Landmark Commission again discussed the buildings at Fifth…

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Martinez to pitch bus rapid transit investments

City Council Member and Austin mayoral candidate Mike Martinez is looking to pitch multiple bus rapid transit lines as the next major transportation investment for the area. In an interview with the Monitor, Martinez nodded to the work done by…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City beefs up transit portion of SMART Housing

With a swift, unanimous approval, City Council members amended the transit requirements for the city’s SMART Housing program last week. SMART stands for Safe, Mixed-income, Accessible and Reasonably-priced Transit-oriented housing. Last week, Council tweaked the “T” to require that SMART…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 22

Brennan Griffin and Amy Hartman of AURA join Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the past, present, and future of the organization. Link below.

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