Tag Archives: November 2014 Transportation Bond

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Sunny Sone

City lacks funding for pedestrian hybrid beacons

Transportation Department staff revealed that the city is out of funding for pedestrian hybrid beacons, leaving a backlog of more than 100 requests for beacons around the city. During the regular meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Council, staff presented the…

Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: 2014 Year in Review

Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin and Editor Elizabeth Pagano discuss some of the key stories of 2014.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Martinez to pitch bus rapid transit investments

City Council Member and Austin mayoral candidate Mike Martinez is looking to pitch multiple bus rapid transit lines as the next major transportation investment for the area. In an interview with the Monitor, Martinez nodded to the work done by…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Austin rejects bond for urban rail by wide margin

Despite the backing of Mayor Lee Leffingwell and many of the city’s power brokers, Austin’s $1 billion transportation bond proposal, Proposition 1, went down to defeat Tuesday night. Opponents say it was the wrong plan in the wrong place, but…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Northwest candidates talk transportation, affordability

Urban planning, pod transportation and green energy peppered Tuesday’s debate among City Council candidates vying to represent District 6 in Northwest Austin. All six candidates attended the forum, hosted by the  Austin Monitor KUT News, KXAN and Univision at the…

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Candidates talk transportation at mayoral forum

Though Austin residents can only vote for one Council member to represent their geographic district this Election Day, everyone in the city gets a say in who becomes the next mayor. Five of those in the running showed up for the…

Friday, August 15, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs rail ballot tweak; foes protest

Austin City Council members Thursday approved what they called a clarifying language change to what is now a November mobility bond ballot question. As they did so, they continued to hear vocal opposition from a handful of opponents to the…

Friday, August 8, 2014 by Natalie Krebs

Council OKs $1 billion transportation bond measure

The Austin City Council unanimously approved a $600 million bond proposition Thursday on the Nov. 4 ballot to help fund a rail initiative, while promising to put an additional $400 million into roadway improvements through other means, probably certificates of obligation…

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Jenny Blair

AURA accuses Project Connect of funding political ads for urban rail

Project Connect’s ubiquitous summer media spots about its proposed urban rail project have drawn fire from the transit activist group AURA, which calls the ads unethical. The group says the ads are a political advertising campaign funded by taxpayer dollars.…

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Transportation staff puts $400 million in road projects on the table

Austin Transportation Department Director Robert Spillar Tuesday presented Austin City Council members with a menu of options for road improvement projects that might grace a potential November 2014 city transportation bond. The full price of all the projects – much…

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Council reviews Central Corridor Study’s report on Urban Rail

The Austin City Council got a look Thursday at Project Connect’s Central Corridor Study recommendations for the city’s proposed high-capacity transit line, its initial route and its price tag.   Project leader Kyle Keahey told Council members the study team…

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council hears Transit Bond election’s effect on future tax rates

Amid questions revolving around a potential multimillion-dollar November 2014 Transit Bond election, city staff Tuesday laid out the city’s bonding capacity picture for Council members.   Though the fact that a tax increase would be required to accommodate any amount…

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Group files to campaign for Guadalupe-North Lamar rail corridor

A group calling itself Our Rail filed papers Monday with City Clerk Janette Goodall that will allow its members to campaign for ballot measures that would establish the Lamar-Guadalupe corridor as part of the initial design of the city’s Urban…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Council gets review of progress on Urban Rail Program

Austin City Council members received a set of updated Urban Rail statistics Tuesday. The presentation offered a glimpse at the ongoing process as staff and Mayor Lee Leffingwell did their level best to drive home the point that a route…

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