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Tag Archives: CAMPO Transportation Policy Board

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

State transportation performance goals suggest lack of government solutions

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board caught a glimpse of a potentially bleak future in Texas transportation during a routine procedure at the board’s Monday evening meeting.In line with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century…

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Transportation Improvement Program costs continue to rise

The Transportation Policy Board discussed amendments made to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan at its meeting Monday night. Among the top concerns mentioned were the continuous cost increases such amendments entail. Resident Kelly Davis cited…

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 to…

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council formally weighs in on MoPac South plan

After weeks of mounting tension over what many call a “double-decking” of MoPac Expressway over Lady Bird Lake, City Council has formally asked the regional transportation planning body to modify a proposal to add four express lanes to a section…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Opposition to MoPac lanes grows stronger

Opposition to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan is escalating as members of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board prepare to take a final vote on the long-range plan next week.City of Austin and Travis County officials held…

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin representative takes on transportation

As the only member of the Texas House Transportation Committee hailing from Austin, freshman Democratic Rep. Celia Israel has vowed to bring the region’s gridlock woes to the Capitol. She recently told the Austin Monitor about a few of the…

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

MoPac South may only work with raised ramp

Whether it includes two or four express lanes, a proposed MoPac South expansion project would likely require the elevated ramp over Lady Bird Lake that has caused a stir in recent weeks.That is what Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Executive…

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 the…

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 Transportation…

Monday, March 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CAMPO says buses should skip highway traffic

Most highway drivers resist the urge to cruise alongside a traffic jam on the route’s shoulder — it is illegal, not to mention rude. Some buses in Texas, however, may soon get a pass to jump the line.The Capital Area…

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CTRMA plans to add express lanes to MoPac South

A proposal to add four tolled lanes to MoPac Expressway, including two elevated lanes, raised concerns Monday from Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea and others during a Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board meeting.“I don’t think there’s been…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members get their assignments

On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler released a document naming the proposed City Council committee and intergovernmental body appointments, populating the 10 Council committees for the first time.The appointments are on the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting, and they will…

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…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Gene Davis

CAMPO weakens bicycle, pedestrian funding

Despite repeated objections from Austin City Council Member Chris Riley, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board voted Monday to soften a policy that directs federal funds toward bicycle and pedestrian projects under a proposed long-range plan.The CAMPO…

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Report: Drivers delayed 26 million vehicle hours

If you think you are spending a lot of time sitting on Austin’s roads going nowhere, you are right. In fact, you are contributing to the city’s 26 million vehicle-hours a year of traffic delays, according to a Texas A&M…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Money questions continue to divide members of CAMPO Board

Worries that local funding policies might not meet federal requirements were front and center at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting Monday night.   Earlier this year, CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board set up a funding mechanism to distribute $104…

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by Andy Sevilla

CAMPO puts $28 million in transportation funding up for grabs

The City of Austin will have to battle six counties and the cities within them for a chance at a chunk of more than $28 million up for grabs for transportation projects in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s service…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Leffingwell votes against climate protection clause in CAMPO plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell found himself Wednesday defending a controversial vote to take references to climate protection and greenhouse gas emissions out of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2040 plan. Leffingwell told In Fact Daily that he cast his…

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