Tag Archives: City of Austin Urban Transportation Commission

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan supports Cap Metro’s Project Connect

Austin’s Capital Metro recently released its revamped Project Connect plan, which it hopes to put before voters in 2020, and this time it has integrated its plans with the city’s overall strategy.The last time Austin laid out a transportation plan was…

Friday, July 13, 2018 by Ryan Young

Urban Transportation Commission ponders fettering booting companies

In Central Austin, traffic is plentiful, but parking spaces are not. That’s where booting companies come in – they enforce parking rules at private businesses by immobilizing would-be offenders. Their fines are often cheaper than the charges levied by towing…

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Transportation Department revises sweeping taxi recommendations

The Austin Transportation Department staff has scaled back a set of draft recommendations aimed at saving the city’s flagging taxi franchises.On Tuesday evening, Acting Mobility Services Division Manager Jacob Culberson revealed to the Urban Transportation Commission a revised version of…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC boosts bus lanes on the Drag

The Urban Transportation Commission last Wednesday boosted a grassroots call on City Council to spend part of 2016’s $720 million mobility bond package on dedicated bus lanes along the congested stretch of Guadalupe Street known as the Drag.The UTC voted…

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…

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Urban Transportation Commission reacts to Capital Metro route changes

In September, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed the Austin public that there would be a major restructuring of citywide bus lines to kick-start the Connections 2025 transit plan. To elaborate on the exact changes, on Oct. 10, Caitlin D’Alton,…

Monday, June 19, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Best-laid plans

No two ways about it… yet… Like many, many other projects around town, the conversion of downtown’s Colorado Street to a two-way avenue will be delayed, albeit slightly. Crews have been reconstructing the street from the Governor’s Mansion on West…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

UTC endorses second convention center skybridge

Plans for another new skybridge in downtown Austin have cleared the second of three challenges set forth last month by a skeptical Planning Commission.On May 9, the proposal scored the support of the Urban Transportation Commission after that body heard…

Friday, May 12, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Effort to move buses faster stalls at Urban Transportation Commission

Top local transportation planners on Tuesday tapped the brakes on an activist-crafted effort aimed at increasing transit use.At the monthly Urban Transportation Commission meeting, Transportation Director Rob Spillar, Corridor Program Implementation Office Director Mike Trimble and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long…

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Real Estate Council seeks commissioner’s apology

Nick Moulinet, board chair of the Real Estate Council of Austin, was extremely concerned when he heard about some anti-growth comments made by Urban Transportation Commissioner Kelly Davis during a January discussion of a small change to the city’s transportation…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Highways and interstates a top priority for pedestrian safety plan

Austin appears to have had some early success in recovering from an all-time high in road fatalities in 2015, with 76 in 2016 compared to 102 the year prior. But reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2025 remains the…

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Urban Transportation Commission talks rail, sidewalks, bond dismay

Tuesday’s Urban Transportation Commission meeting provided a stark counterpoint to Mayor Steve Adler’s claim that he has broad community consensus behind his $720 million transportation bond proposal.Members aired frustrations about the process of the proposal’s development, heard from advocates seeking…

Friday, July 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Urban Transportation Commissioners dissect mobility bond proposal

Members of the Urban Transportation Commission aired doubts about Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million mobility bond proposal and also clashed on the vision for light rail in Austin on Wednesday Tuesday night.Three appointees to the advisory body let fly terms…

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

In search for transportation solutions, UTC turns to pods

A video game entrepreneur swept into City Hall on Tuesday night to pitch his proposal for a novel transit system to the Urban Transportation Commission.Richard Garriott laid out a detailed case for Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT, which would involve…

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Commission adds weight to light rail efforts

The Urban Transportation Commission has once again given a boost to advocates for light rail in Austin.At its meeting last week, the commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council consider putting bonds for “rail options” on the November ballot.Recognizing…

Monday, March 7, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Urban Transportation Commissioner JD Gins

Urban Transportation Commissioner JD Gins joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about options ahead of a potential 2016 City of Austin transportation bond. Sponsored by Austin Water. Show is embedded below.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Commission backs plan to end free parking at Walsh Boat Landing

Kayakers, canoeists and partiers on barges won’t get to enjoy free parking at Lake Austin’s Walsh Boat Landing for much longer. At Tuesday’s Urban Transportation Commission meeting, Austin’s Parking Enterprise Manager Steve Grassfield told commissioners that nearby streets and lots…

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council scrutinizes details of proposed Special Events Ordinance

Austin City Council members will have the opportunity to take action tonight on what Council Member Laura Morrison on Tuesday called the “much discussed, monster ordinance on special events.”   At the work session, Council discussion focused on a host…

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