Tag Archives: CAMPO

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…

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,…

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