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Friday, June 29, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA agrees to help with MetroRail station relocation, if necessary

Austin’s toll road agency is volunteering to be a financial backstop for the city’s transit provider should a bid for federal dollars to relocate a train station run off the rails.On Wednesday the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of…

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County looks to tap CTRMA to fast-track bond projects

Travis County and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have both signed on to negotiations that could leverage the CTRMA’s prodigious road-building capabilities to boost priority safety improvements in the southeastern quadrant of the county.On Wednesday, the CTRMA board of…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

In picking a new CTRMA rep, Travis County goes with a familiar face

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday chose an old hand to be its newest representative on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s board of directors.In a unanimous vote, the court awarded the seat to attorney John Langmore, a former…

Monday, January 29, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA board finalists talk up transit during Travis County interviews

The Travis County Commissioners Court will decide on Tuesday which two of six candidates it will appoint to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s board of directors.The court interviewed the applicants during a special session on Thursday.Of the six, two…

Friday, December 29, 2017 by Austin Monitor

2017: A Monitor year in review

City Manager search Oh boy. City Council closed out the year by (finally) appointing new City Manager Spencer Cronk more than a year after former manager Marc Ott announced his departure. That is great news for a city that has…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Traffic volumes increasing on MoPac

The MoPac Improvement Project, originally sold as a congestion relief initiative, has driven up the number of drivers on parts of the roadway, with some sections seeing an increase of nearly 30,000 vehicles per day.“The traffic has returned,” Jeff Dailey,…

Monday, November 13, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Park-and-ride plan rides again

Regional transportation planners have resurfaced an effort to build parking lots for suburban bus commuters that fell off the radar earlier this year.On Wednesday, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors learned that the complicated funding strategy agency…

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

As MoPac work winds down, another CTRMA project faces potential peril

The end of the road for the MoPac Improvement Project appears to finally be coming into sight just as potential problems loom for another Austin toll road project.On Wednesday morning, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Director of Community Relations Steve…

Monday, March 27, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Which came first?

Rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay… Don’t expect the early evening musical performances at City Council meetings to go away anytime soon. Asked recently about a city staff recommendation to remove the quickie concerts from the agenda of Council’s…

Friday, February 24, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Now approaching: A final vote on Connections 2025

After months of delay, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors is prepared to take a final vote on the agency’s proposed five-year service plan.The board held one final work session last week to discuss Connections 2025, the framework…

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

County again parks park-and-ride proposal

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s proposed financing scheme to build up to eight new park-and-rides along its toll roads is going nowhere fast.On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court once again stopped short on a vote to direct $2.6…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Park-and-ride plan stalls anew at Travis County

A day after a regional park-and-ride plan took a big step forward, it once again got tripped up at the Travis County Commissioners Court.The surprise decision to again postpone a vote on a potential funding source for the proposed park-and-ride…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening.The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted overwhelmingly to formally approve an agreement with the Central Texas Regional Mobility…

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA board bristles on SH 45 SW, MoPac South projects

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors bucked its agreeable reputation on Wednesday by reining in a recommendation to give Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein millions in discretionary spending powers on one project while also asking pointed questions about…

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

At Travis County, CTRMA’s park-and-ride proposal hits another pothole

The Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday pitched a second strike against an elaborate plan to build eight new transit-oriented parking lots along Central Texas toll roads.County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s decision to defer action on the proposal put forward by…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Williamson County upends park-and-ride plans

The Williamson County Commissioners Court last week refused to go along with an ambitious plan aimed at planting eight new park-and-rides along Central Texas toll roads.The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority cooked up the proposal last month in partnership with…

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA advances park-and-ride plan

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is charting a path pocked with bureaucracy toward a set of brand new park-and-rides along its toll roads and express lanes.On Tuesday, the agency’s board of directors gave staff the green light to apply…

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Construction set to start on SH 45 SW

A drawn-out, polarizing political battle that has kept anxious observers on the edges of their seats could be effectively settled for good on Tuesday.The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority announced on Monday that crews could begin construction on the controversial…

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Work on MoPac to last into 2017

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is tooting its horn over the partial opening of a new toll lane on MoPac Expressway while also remaining cagey about the expected completion date of the entire project.At the agency’s monthly board meeting…

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

SOS loses bid for MoPac injunction

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the beginning of construction on State Highway 45 Southwest. The judge ruled that the Save Our Springs Alliance and other plaintiffs in the…

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