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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

SH 45 SW continues to move forward

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Board of Directors was informed of various updates to State Highway 45 Southwest at its regular meeting May 25.The high-profile transportation project, which hopes to improve mobility for the northern Hays and southern Travis…

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…

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 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…

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Environmentalists win one round of SH 45 SW suit

Federal Judge Lee Yeakel has rejected arguments from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority that would have ended a lawsuit against the two transportation agencies. The suit was filed by various environmental organizations and…

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TxDOT can’t participate in Balcones permit program

An official with the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan has informed the Texas Department of Transportation that the department is not allowed to participate in the BCCP permit in conjunction with its work on State Highway 45 Southwest.Carlos Swonke, director of…

Friday, July 8, 2016 by Cate Malek

Environmental Commission pushes city to join lawsuit over SH 45 SW toll road

Citing concerns about whether a proposed state highway improvement project will contaminate Barton Springs, the Environmental Commission recommended that City Council join a lawsuit against the state agencies behind the project.The proposed toll road, which would be built between MoPac…

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA hears SH45 SW impact may be overblown

While many public entities have already voiced their concerns about State Highway 45 Southwest’s possible environmental consequences, a consultant with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority said the anxiety might be misplaced.At Wednesday’s regular meeting, Michael Barrett presented CTRMA’s board…

Monday, June 8, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

Board says no to SH45 SW

Austin’s Environmental Board is giving City Council a clear message: The State Highway 45 Southwest road project should not move forward.At the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, members passed a motion declaring that they “(did) not support the building of SH45…

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

County asks for ‘loop’ road project studies

Travis County is asking the area’s transportation authorities to step back and take a look at the big picture.In a controversial 2-1 vote, the Travis County Commissioners Court is asking the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to institute broader studies. The…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

US Fish and Wildlife concerned about SH 45 SW

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent letters to Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and others Wednesday, expressing concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest on the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan,…

Monday, April 6, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

City says SH45 SW environmental study unsound

Austin’s Environmental Board is looking at its options after hearing from city staff that the approved environmental impact study, or EIS, for State Highway 45 Southwest is not based on sound science.The EIS was prepared by TxDOT and CTRMA, with assistance…

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Commissioners split over CAMPO 2040 Plan

Discontent over a landmark transportation plan drove Travis County Commissioners to draw distinct battle lines Tuesday between two competing visions.The hour-long discussion on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s developing 2040 Regional Transportation Plan featured a rare crack in the…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Pct. 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea

Travis County Pct. 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about SH45, property tax appraisals, the potential new Travis County Civil and Family Courthouse and more. This podcast version includes a bonus discussion about water policy.…

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Conservation District delays vote on SH45 SW agreement

Representatives of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District voted to put off a decision on an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation that is intended to provide greater environmental protection for the construction of State Highway 45 Southwest.District residents,…

Friday, January 9, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Aquifer district cancels SH45 meeting with TxDOT

The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District postponed a planned meeting Thursday at which the district’s board planned to consider a controversial agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation regarding construction of State Highway 45 Southwest.Aquifer board officials said they…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Partisan politics arise at new Commissioners Court

Travis County Commissioners met for the first time Tuesday with new County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Pct. 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea on the court. The spirit of cooperation and goodwill present when the new court convened lasted about an hour before…

Monday, December 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

2014: An Austin Monitor review

This past year was a dynamic one in Austin, and though the future promises to be just as interesting, at the close of 2014 we invite you to take a trip back over the past 12 months. Though a lot…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 24: Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin for a look ahead to her tenure on Commissioners Court. Topics include Secure Communities, SH45, video-conferenced jail visits and much more. Program is below.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Eckhardt, Shea, Gomez win Travis County seats

There were no surprises Tuesday in the elections for the Travis County Commissioners Court. Sarah Eckhardt handily defeated Republican Mike McNamara for County Judge by about a 2-1 margin. In Precinct 2, Brigid Shea defeated Republican Raymond Frank, also by…

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