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Tag Archives: Austin City Council Mobility Committee

Friday, November 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Transit priority is a top priority for Project Connect

Project Connect is doomed unless the city hands over dedicated right of way.That was the message relayed by Javier Arguello, long range planning director for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to the city’s Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday night.Arguello told…

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Austin’s next mobility challenge: downtown parking

Exactly what role City Council will play in an ambitious new framework conceived to tackle downtown parking problems remains to be worked out.On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Mobility Committee became the first among their colleagues to be briefed on…

Monday, May 8, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Renewed Project Connect closes in on milestone

The brain trust behind Project Connect will reveal which specific corridors have made the cut to advance to the next round of high-capacity transit planning on Friday.Last Wednesday, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Range Planning Director Javier Arguello told the…

Monday, March 6, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility plan will prioritize transit

The collaborative effort to craft a transit priority policy is being rolled into the larger Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.Last Wednesday, Austin Transportation Department staff briefed the City Council Mobility Committee on their nearly year-old charge to put together a framework…

Monday, December 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro merges working group with city planning effort

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city of Austin have joined together to expand the scope of work for the group of residents and stakeholders deputized to weigh in on the latest iteration of Project Connect.The Project Connect Community…

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Proposal to kick cars off downtown street yields a surprise

A proposal to move cars off of two downtown blocks would have a surprising benefit to late-night congestion, according to the Austin Transportation Department.Transportation Department staff told the City Council Mobility Committee on Wednesday that accommodating the Capital Metropolitan Transportation…

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee balks at Adler’s bond recommendation

In the race among the growing list of proposals for a November bond referendum, City Council’s Mobility Committee jockeyed into the lead on Tuesday evening a dark-horse recommendation.With a vote of 4-0, the committee endorsed Council Member Ann Kitchen’s $300…

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Kate McGee

Vision Zero Plan passes through Mobility Committee, heads to City Council for final approval

Austin’s Vision Zero plan is heading to the full City Council for final approval next week with the blessing of the city’s Mobility Committee, which approved the plan Monday.At Monday’s meeting, Francis Reilly, who works in the Planning and Zoning…

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee votes to explore transit priority

The City Council Mobility Committee on Wednesday put its imprimatur on an effort to enhance transit service on city roadways.With a vote of 3-0, Council members Ann Kitchen, Delia Garza and Sheri Gallo endorsed a proposed resolution that calls on…

Friday, March 4, 2016 by Jack Craver

How should Austin fund its transportation needs?

The City Council Mobility Committee largely steered clear of discussing a potential bond election during a meeting Wednesday focused on how the city can finance its looming transportation needs.A bond election, said Council Member Ann Kitchen, who chairs the committee,…

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Jack Craver

City proposes campaign to reduce traffic deaths

If there’s anybody in Austin who doesn’t think that traffic deaths are a major problem, their views were conspicuously absent from a hearing on road fatalities held by City Council’s Mobility Committee last week.Indeed, members of the committee, city staffers…

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Petitions, among other things

Pilot Knob, revisited… Over the weekend, City Council’s recent Pilot Knob deal got a lot more ink. As you might remember, the Austin Monitor first wrote about the deal, which will bring affordable housing to the planned unit development, at…

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Politics clash with process over quarter-cent fund

The idea of dividing Capital Metro’s quarter-cent fund among Austin’s districts based on community recommendations has strong support from City Council. But just how to go about doing that raised some serious questions about process on Thursday.In June, Council passed…

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council talks TNC regulations ahead of vote

After months of deliberation, City Council will consider a slew of new regulations Thursday for transportation network companies including Uber, Lyft and Austin’s newest arrival, Dallas-based Get Me. Council talked through the proposals – including a fingerprint background check requirement…

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

MoPac South public comment results pour in

Comments from the MoPac South public input period and open house are being tallied, and based on their projected volume, the proposal appears to have galvanized the community. The City Council Mobility Committee discussed the project and preliminary results on…

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Cap Metro asks for more transit in spending plan

As City Council considers a plan to disperse the “quarter-cent fund” among transportation projects around the city, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority – the agency that initially contributed the funding to the city – is asking Council to prioritize more…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

List of proposed Uber, Lyft rules gets longer

In the midst of a heated debate about requirements for fingerprint background checks and fees for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, the City Council Mobility Committee has tossed a slew of additional proposals into the pot.The committee…

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Committee suggests new Uber, Lyft regulations

Transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft may be on the way to stricter safety regulations and higher fees based on recommendations that the City Council Mobility Committee made on Wednesday.The operating fee recommendations would establish a charge that…

Monday, September 7, 2015 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Fix(at)ing (on) crazy

“You can’t fix crazy”… During a presentation about traffic fatalities at a City Council Mobility Committee meeting on Sept. 2, Council Member Don Zimmerman expressed consternation about the fact that 43 percent of the traffic fatalities that have occurred so…

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Google gears up for new self-driving car in Austin

Austinites who have spotted Google’s self-driving Lexus in the past couple of months will have a new rarity to keep an eye out for in the next week or so – the company’s “prototype” autonomous vehicle. Built for the task…

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