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I-35 expansion divides public opinion during economic downturn

The Texas Transportation Commission will vote Thursday to advance the state’s multibillion-dollar Capital Express Interstate 35 project despite the economic turmoil of Covid-19 and public concerns over the project’s financial viability. “Given the current economic situation and the collapse in…

CAMPO commits $633 million to I-35 without a final list of cut projects

In the last week alone, hundreds of people from across the six-county region have contacted the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization requesting more time and analysis before it decides on the list of projects to defer in order to free…

County commissioners send admonishing letter to CAMPO

After weeks of debate, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to send a letter to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization criticizing its planning process for the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. However, despite concerns from commissioners and the public about…

County commissioners to write 'harsh' letter reprimanding CAMPO planning process

After considering asking for a delay, the Travis County Commissioners Court agreed not to obstruct the scheduled adoption of the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. Instead, the commissioners intend to communicate their displeasure with the planning process through a letter they…

CAMPO mulls project cuts to free up dollars for I-35

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a special called meeting Monday, April 13, to consider cutting $600 million from planned transportation projects across the six-county region to help the Texas Department of Transportation reconstruct the central segment of…

County considers asking CAMPO for delayed Regional Transportation Plan adoption

Plummeting oil prices and sales tax revenue have prompted the Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources Department to request a delay in the scheduled adoption of the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. Scheleen Walker, long-range planning manager with the department, says a…

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CAMPO adopts plan for transportation demand management

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to adopt its regional transportation demand management plan on Monday despite concerns that the plan could end up favoring urban projects to the detriment of rural counties. The plan was created to streamline…

Travis County, CAMPO luck out with shared-use path project

In a fortunate turn of events, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has found an appropriate use for $1,069,919 that could have slipped back into the state’s hands this year. The agency received notice only a few months ago that…

Reporter's Notebook: Phone home, ETJ

Racial discourse… When Defend Our Hoodz came to the June 11 meeting of the Planning Commission, City Hall was prepared. Protesters opposed to the 4700 E. Riverside project – a development they refer to as the Domain at Riverside –…

CAMPO commits to study for Bergstrom Spur urban trail, transit corridor

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Austin Monday for a transportation planning study of the Bergstrom Spur corridor in Southeast Austin. The agency’s Transportation Policy Board approved $280,000 for the study in…

CAMPO dedicates money for I-35 expansion

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board clarified its priorities Monday evening by approving a resolution allocating $500 million of its Category 2 and 7 10-year budgets to the Texas Department of Transportation for highway congestion relief projects.…

Region failing to keep up with expectations of clean air

The city of Austin may soon lose its standing as the largest city in the nation that is in conformity with federal air quality standards. If air quality doesn’t improve from last year, Austin and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning…

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