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Friday, June 8, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Local group launches effort to enhance statewide transit funding

The launch of a grass-roots campaign to expand transit funding across Texas kicked off in Austin Wednesday night with input from regional officials and activists, and, from the audience, some impromptu criticism of the local bus service.Dubbed One Thousand Texans…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO discusses travel demand management

Funding for programs that focus on freeing up existing roadway capacity may yet make the cut in a draft program of regional mobility projects under consideration by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.CAMPO staff’s initial recommendation for the organization’s latest…

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO offers the region a TIP

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is taking a draft proposal for more than $400 million worth of transportation projects out for public feedback.CAMPO assembled this latest iteration of the four-year Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, from a list of…

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

CAMPO keeps Conley as chair

After legal counsel proposed a unique interpretation of Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization bylaws, CAMPO Transportation Policy Board members voted on Monday to keep Will Conley as chair but removed his ability to vote on policy issues.Although federal statute dictates…

Monday, January 8, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO to consider innovative way to keep Conley as chair

A unique proposal is in the works to keep Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board Chair Will Conley in his post despite his departure last year from the Hays County Commissioners Court.Federal statute dictates that board members of powerful transportation…

Friday, October 20, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO greenlights MoKan study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board on Monday evening signed off on a plan to spend $500,000 to study the viability of the MoKan corridor, the largely unused swath of right of way that stretches from Williamson…

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Council to take up street impact fees today

In an effort to help fund public infrastructure made necessary by new development, the Austin Transportation Department is proposing new street impact fees throughout the city. These one-time fees for developers constructing new sites are intended to help pay for…

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Mose Buchele

How climate change could impact the road ahead for infrastructure in Austin

As greenhouse gasses heat the atmosphere, we can expect more severe floods and droughts. That could be trouble for critical infrastructure like bridges and roads in many cities, including here in Central Texas.Take Southeast Austin, where a creek runs under…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Park-and-ride plan stalls anew at Travis County

A day after a regional park-and-ride plan took a big step forward, it once again got tripped up at the Travis County Commissioners Court.The surprise decision to again postpone a vote on a potential funding source for the proposed park-and-ride…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening.The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted overwhelmingly to formally approve an agreement with the Central Texas Regional Mobility…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Williamson County upends park-and-ride plans

The Williamson County Commissioners Court last week refused to go along with an ambitious plan aimed at planting eight new park-and-rides along Central Texas toll roads.The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority cooked up the proposal last month in partnership with…

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA advances park-and-ride plan

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is charting a path pocked with bureaucracy toward a set of brand new park-and-rides along its toll roads and express lanes.On Tuesday, the agency’s board of directors gave staff the green light to apply…

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Work on MoPac to last into 2017

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is tooting its horn over the partial opening of a new toll lane on MoPac Expressway while also remaining cagey about the expected completion date of the entire project.At the agency’s monthly board meeting…

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO kills Lone Star Rail, commits to finding alternative

The kill-shot came abruptly and mercifully for the Lone Star Rail District (also known as LSTAR) on Monday night.After months of procedural dickering, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board spent less than 10 minutes discussing the matter…

Monday, October 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO meeting spells terminal trouble ahead for Lone Star Rail

The long-suffering effort to install passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio could effectively be put to rest on Monday evening.The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board of directors will likely vote to remove the Lone Star Rail District…

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capacity, regional cooperation take center stage at transportation forum

Standing beside four other representatives from local and regional governments on Tuesday, Mike Heiligenstein of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority declared that Central Texas has to build its way out of congestion.“We cannot solve our problem without adding capacity…

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO votes to reduce Travis County representation on key panel

Travis County residents will have a smaller voice in regional transportation planning after a vote on Monday that County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said for her was “a dark night of the soul.”The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board…

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO proposal could dilute voices of Austin and Travis County

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is pushing back against proposed reforms to a key part of regional transportation policy planning that could cost both the county and the city of Austin important seats at the table.At issue is a proposal…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO vote signals the oncoming end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District (LSTAR) an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.Members of the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board overwhelmingly voted to begin the process that will remove LSTAR…

Monday, July 11, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

TxDOT clarifies MoKan dos and MoKan don’ts

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the door on running public transit without an accessory road project on a future travel corridor that runs between Interstate 35 and State Highway 130.On Thursday, a TxDOT spokesperson told the Austin Monitor…

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