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Tag Archives: Project Connect

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee doesn’t not want Council to add Project Connect to November bond

After some brief dais drama on Tuesday, City Council’s Mobility Committee unanimously endorsed the idea of at least talking about putting $15 million in Project Connect seed money on the November ballot.The 4-0 vote nudged forward a request made by…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect’s big hopes hinge on small investment

Project Connect’s path to an estimated $8 billion worth of high-capacity transit investments could be washed out if City Council and Austin voters don’t greenlight a $15 million installment this year, according to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s director of…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Green Line creeps forward at Commissioners Court

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted in a split decision on Tuesday to initiate a study of potential financing options for the proposed commuter rail line between Austin and Manor known as the Green Line.The move marks a small victory…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect’s new system map remains mode agnostic

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday officially debuted Project Connect’s latest draft system map, a plan that charts a regional network of potential high-capacity transit investments.A series of multicolored lines trace major corridors, both established and developing, that converge…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect draft plan makes premature debut

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube after a draft version of its proposed Project Connect system plan found its way online Monday evening.The plan, which features an ambitious combination of light…

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Planning Commission takes on transit and CodeNEXT

Two of the great planning processes of Austin’s current age came together under one roof on Wednesday night as the Planning Commission talked both CodeNEXT and Project Connect with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Todd Hemingson, Capital Metro’s vice president for…

Friday, December 8, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Guadalupe plan no roadblock for Project Connect

The city’s newly published Guadalupe Corridor Plan unsurprisingly turned heads when the Austin Transportation Department published it on Tuesday.Any plan that recommends the elimination of on-street parking and conversion of general purpose lanes into transit-priority lanes can be reliably counted…

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, June 27, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect advances despite lingering concerns over key details

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors on Monday gave its blessing to the handful of staff-curated corridors that will be studied for potential high-capacity transit investments.The 6-0 vote, with Council Member Delia Garza and fellow Board Member Terry…

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Project Connect goes citywide

Three years after a proposal to lay 9.5 miles of light rail across a sliver of Austin went down in flames, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority planners are broadening their horizons.On Friday, the agency’s board of directors heard the preliminary results of…

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, February 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

LSTAR troubles present another snag for Project Connect

Project Connect, the ambitious vision of a multimodal transportation future in Central Texas, hit a major pothole last week with Union Pacific’s decision to walk away from negotiations with the Lone Star Rail District.In a letter to the district, also…

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Cap Metro board greenlights central corridor study

Project Connect is returning to Central Austin.The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors unanimously approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban core dubbed the Central Corridor…

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Website hack shines light on Project Connect

Project Connect, the grand vision for high-capacity transit in Central Texas, has spent a good chunk of 2015 completely out of sight. However, a top Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority official assured the Austin Monitor on Thursday that it’s just temporarily lying fallow…

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 Project…

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, July 9, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 6

The Monitor’s Mike Kanin, Council Member Bill Spelman, AURA Co-Founder and Austin Urban Transportation Commissioner Jace Deloney, and CapMetro’s Javier Arguello talk Urban Rail.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members ponder high cost of Highland area renovations

There was widespread support at Tuesday’s work session for the renovations already underway at Highland Mall. But the hefty price tag that will most likely accompany that redevelopment had some City Council members concerned that the city could be overextending…

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council to vote on mobility plan that includes road projects

A recommendation from City Manager Marc Ott means that City Council members will vote Thursday on what Mayor Lee Leffingwell calls “a strategic mobility plan” that ultimately could lead to a $1 billion November transportation bond election.   The numbers,…

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Central Corridor Group endorses Project Connect plan for urban rail

Urban rail in Austin rolled closer to reality Friday. By a 13-1 vote, the Central Corridor Advisory Group put its stamp of approval on Project Connect’s Locally Preferred Alternative, or LPA, for Austin’s future transportation project.   The Locally Preferred…

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