Tag Archives: CAMPO

Monday, October 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Regional bicycle, pedestrian projects get funding

As Austin and Central Texas grow and become more congested, city and regional leaders are looking at bicycle and pedestrian projects as ways to cut down on traffic. On Oct. 12, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board…

Monday, October 19, 2015 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: In so many words

Last week, the Austin Monitor reported on a press conference held by the Travis County Taxpayers Union to announce the group’s opposition to Travis County’s $287 million Civil & Family Courts Complex bond. Due to space constraints, we included in…

Monday, October 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Special Report: Manor, planning for the future

Today, the Austin Monitor, KUT and KLRU present a collaboration that examines the impact of our region’s growth on Manor, Texas: Austin’s Eastern Frontier. We invite you to explore that series and offer you this piece on transportation planning efforts in…

Monday, August 10, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Alternative to MoPac “double-deck” being studied

In the wake of public outcry against a proposal to add elevated lanes to MoPac Expressway over Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is considering an alternative that the Austin Transportation Department first put…

Friday, June 26, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

City transit heads and private innovators share MobilityATX stage

A bunch of men, and one woman, gathered Tuesday night in the new Google Fiber building downtown to discuss Austin’s transportation future. With Mayor Steve Adler, Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson and transportation app RideScout CEO Joseph Kopser…

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Adler pulls MoPac South express lane amendment

Without assurance that his proposed language change wouldn’t put the brakes on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, Mayor Steve Adler withdrew an amendment at Monday’s Transportation Policy Board meeting intended to clarify the description of…

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

How you’re paying (and maybe paying again) for Austin’s roads

Travis County and the City of Austin take part in a regular fiscal dance with the State of Texas over who pays the costs of government. Over the next three days, KUT News and the Austin Monitor will look at…

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

County asks for ‘loop’ road project studies

Travis County is asking the area’s transportation authorities to step back and take a look at the big picture.In a controversial 2-1 vote, the Travis County Commissioners Court is asking the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to institute broader studies. The…

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hundreds gather to sound off on MoPac plan

On Tuesday, several hundred Austinites crowded the cafeteria of Austin High School in order to weigh in on plans for MoPac Boulevard.The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has proposed a $352.8 million project that would add four tolled express lanes…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council members still skeptical about SH45 SW

City Council members raised several questions during Tuesday’s work session about the effectiveness and environmental sensitivity of the Texas Department of Transportation’s recommended route for State Highway 45 Southwest.The conversation took place as part of a joint briefing by the…

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Riley, Cole continue to oppose SH45 SW in CAMPO’s 2040 Plan

Austin Council Member Chris Riley and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole voiced continued opposition to State Highway 45 Southwest toll road project at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board meeting Monday. Riley and Cole opposed including SH45…

Friday, June 6, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Capping I-35 could provide substantial economic benefit for city

A study commissioned by city staff shows that one plan floated recently to cut traffic congestion – taking a portion of Interstate 35 underground through central Austin – could bring the city millions of dollars in new property tax revenues,…

Monday, June 2, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

Hays County Commissioner says plans for SH 45 SW ‘done deal’

Construction on the estimated $100 million State Highway 45 Southwest toll road connecting northern Hays County to southwest Austin is expected early next year. “It’s been in the works for 26 years now,” Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones…

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Jenny Blair

CAMPO ponders some 800 projects for 2040 Transportation Plan

A massive list of proposed transportation projects filled out a packed agenda at Monday night’s meeting of theCapital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board.   More than 800 proposed transportation projects for the region filled 36 pages of the…

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Critics say taxpayers, not drivers will have to pay for SH45 SW

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority says a preliminary Traffic and Revenue Forecast for the planned State Highway 45 Southwest it released recently will stand as the final report, showing that the road project is financially feasible. But critics of…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Travis Commissioners vote to spend $15 million on SH45 SW

The Travis County Commissioners Court approved spending $15 million in county funds Tuesday toward a plan to extend the southwest portion of State Highway 45 from the end of MoPac Boulevard to FM 1626. The vote fulfilled Travis County’s part…

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…

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

City Council meetings to move to Travis County this summer

The City of Austin is moving. The City Council, at least, will be moving up Lavaca Street to the Travis County building this summer while renovations take place in council chambers to accommodate a larger membership.   The Travis County…

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Andy Sevilla

SH45 Southwest gaining steam with federal funding removal

The construction of State Highway 45 Southwest could come sooner rather than later, bypassing lengthy, stringent federal reviews, now that CAMPO, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, has stripped the $100 million project of federal funding. Without federal dollars, the…

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Current long-term plans do nothing to improve Austin’s I-35 headaches

Current long-term plans – such as the 2035 CAMPO Transportation Plan – will do little more than maintain the current level of traffic bottlenecks on Interstate 35 and won’t take enough vehicles off the road to significantly cut commute times,…

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