Tag Archives: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Jack Craver

More than just a toll roads agency: CTRMA touts transit, bike and walking infrastructure

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s ability to build new toll roads may be temporarily stymied by opposition from state leaders, but the agency is keeping busy with major ongoing projects.While the great majority of its spending is on expanding…

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Despite moratorium, CTRMA advances two toll projects

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is moving forward with two toll projects despite a significant roadblock put up by the Texas Transportation Commission last year.On Wednesday, the CTRMA’s board of directors voted 6-0 to start the bidding process for…

Friday, May 4, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Stuck in park, the CTRMA looks beyond tolls

The agency primarily known for building toll roads in the Austin region is spitballing some new ideas as state policy keeps its activities largely in a holding pattern.Last week, board members of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority briefly discussed…

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Ethics commission slaps CTRMA board member with fine

The Texas Ethics Commission has collected a small fine from one of Travis County’s appointees to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s Board of Directors.Charles Heimsath agreed to pay the $300 penalty after consenting to offer no further challenges to…

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA and TxDOT disagree, putting project in potential holding pattern

A rare spat between the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation is clouding the prospects of a major project at the intersection of two separate toll roads.On Wednesday morning, CTRMA Director of Engineering Justin Word…

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…

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Ethics complaints filed against CTRMA board members

Three top officials at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are facing formal complaints that they failed to properly disclose pertinent business interests.The director of the nonprofit watchdog group Texans for Public Justice filed three complaints with the Texas Ethics…

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Mobility authority unveils MoPac South options

MoPac South is back on the public radar, except now community members have several flavors of the proposed highway expansion to choose from as they submit input over the next month.Responding to a call from residents and elected officials for…

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Mobility authority to unveil MoPac South options

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has announced that it will roll out a slew of new MoPac South alternatives online on Oct. 21 in preparation for an open house on Nov. 10 at the Palmer Events Center.Members of the…

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Save Our Springs sues toll road agency again

The Save Our Springs Alliance filed suit on Tuesday against the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, seeking information that the agency has refused to release concerning a traffic and revenue study on the proposed MoPac South toll lanes. According to…

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…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA hears mixed legislative review

Mike Heiligenstein, the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, told CTRMA board members at their most recent meeting that staff met a great deal with state representatives during the recent 84th legislative session – and they think…

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA approves plush FY 2016 budget

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors unanimously accepted the 2016 fiscal year budget Wednesday, and it is expecting to have about 123 percent of operating expenditures in reserves by June 30 next year.Chief Financial Officer Bill Chapman…

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA hears SH45 SW impact may be overblown

While many public entities have already voiced their concerns about State Highway 45 Southwest’s possible environmental consequences, a consultant with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority said the anxiety might be misplaced.At Wednesday’s regular meeting, Michael Barrett presented CTRMA’s board…

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…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CAMPO adopts 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

Austin’s history of doubling its population every 25 years or so presents a huge challenge to regional elected officials trying to predict the area’s future transportation needs. Despite this issue, the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning…

Friday, May 8, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council formally weighs in on MoPac South plan

After weeks of mounting tension over what many call a “double-decking” of MoPac Expressway over Lady Bird Lake, City Council has formally asked the regional transportation planning body to modify a proposal to add four express lanes to a section…

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council debates MoPac express lane resolution

Amid mounting opposition to a proposal to add four tolled express lanes to a section of South MoPac Expressway, City Council is considering a resolution that would ask the region’s planning organization to cut the project from its 2040 Regional…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Opposition to MoPac lanes grows stronger

Opposition to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan is escalating as members of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board prepare to take a final vote on the long-range plan next week.City of Austin and Travis County officials held…

Monday, April 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Pressley deposed

Pressley denies bad press caused election loss … Former City Council candidate Laura Pressley believes that errors made by Travis County, not the bad publicity she received before last November’s election and the December runoff, were the reasons that she…

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