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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,…

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Environmental concerns delay city action on upcoming MoPac project

Several City Council members want more information about the planned expansion of MoPac Expressway before they sign off on a key funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation.Council voted 9-2 at its Nov. 9 meeting to postpone an amendment…

Monday, October 9, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: MoPac!

This week, Austin Monitor freelance reporter Caleb Pritchard sits down with Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Director of Community Relations Steve Pustelnyk to talk about all things MoPac: milestones, delays, tolls and all the details you’ve been dying to know…

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…

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…

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…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by Jo Clifton

MoPac construction causing environmental anxiety

Construction has not yet begun, but already the Save Our Springs Alliance, the Save Barton Creek Association and the citizens who filed suit against the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority over the expansion and…

Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA gets tough with tardy MoPac contractor

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is adding some bite to its bark over the delayed MoPac Improvement Project.On Wednesday, the CTRMA’s board of directors voted unanimously to give Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein the authority to start assessing financial penalties…

Friday, December 18, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CTRMA issues notice of default on MoPac project

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority issued a notice of default Thursday to CH2M Hill – the contractor that has been working on the MoPac Improvement Project – over delays that have caused work to continue far beyond the $200…

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…

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austinites sound off on MoPac South

Austin-area elected officials, advocates and community members gathered at Austin High School on Monday for a forum on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s proposed MoPac South tolled expansion. The event revealed a general dissatisfaction and frustration with the available…

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…

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA announces MoPac project delay, again

Mike Heiligenstein, the executive director for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, told board members Wednesday that the MoPac Improvement Project is expected to be fully operational sometime in the second half of 2016, a far cry from its originally stated Sept.…

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…

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

New AISD group to tackle Austin High traffic

This summer, a new interlocal group will propose a solution to address the traffic problems that are expected to slam Austin High School in coming years.At the Austin Independent School District’s Board Dialogue meeting, trustees directed administration to create a…

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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