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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…

Friday, July 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.The 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) contains a total of…

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Lonesome whistle blows for Lone Star Rail

An ailing effort to run passenger rail from the Austin area to San Antonio might only have two months left to live.On Monday night, the head of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board suggested that he would…

Monday, June 6, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Lone Star Rail pulls into CAMPO meeting tonight

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is once again putting the Lone Star Rail District, or LSTAR, under the microscope on Monday evening.CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board is set to discuss recent moves that have been made to get the dream…

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO wants to get fiscal with Williamson County

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is breaking up with the city of Austin in the hopes of a better future with Williamson County.CAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board voted unanimously on Monday to enter into a fiscal agent agreement with Williamson,…

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 Hays…

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Lone Star Rail dodges “kill-shot” at CAMPO

The Lone Star Rail District survived what could have been a potentially fatal vote at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board meeting on Monday night.A marathon discussion over LSTAR’s fate began when CAMPO Board Chair Will Conley…

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO board approves sizable cost increase for 183

The cost of a large expansion of U.S. Highway 183 in Northwest Austin officially nearly tripled on Monday night.At its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to amend its long-range plan to…

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