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Tag Archives: Urban Transportation Commission

Car blocking a bike lane? You might be able to report it and make some money soon.

In an effort to help city employees cite vehicles for illegally blocking bike lanes, the Urban Transportation Commission unanimously approved a “bike lane bounty” program at its meeting Tuesday night. The program, inspired by one in New York City, would…

ATD reveals next steps for start of street impact fee system

The Austin Transportation Department is prepared to begin assessing its new street impact fee on developments this summer, and has prepared a rough list of 35 projects spread across the city that will be the first to get funding from…

Shoal Creek/Third Street redesign aims to create greener, safer spaces downtown

The Urban Transportation Commission’s hefty meeting agenda on Sept. 7 included a proposal to significantly redesign the heavily trafficked area of downtown surrounding the intersection of Third Street and Shoal Creek Trail.  The Cypress and Shoal Creek Public Space Strategy,…

Code amendment would make car booting less of a headache

Getting booted for not obeying parking signage on private property is a huge hassle, involving a fine and a wait of sometimes an hour or more for someone to come and remove the boot. But if City Council passes a…

Featured Collection: Sixth Street

Stream reveals details of six possible new Sixth Street music venues

Stream Realty Partners is eyeing the possibility of turning at least six of its properties on East Sixth Street into music venues, including a plan to convert the former Buffalo Billiards space into a daytime food hall with music in the evenings.…

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Urban Transportation Commission endorses paid parking near Deep Eddy Pool

The Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday night got behind a proposal to add parking meters to streets on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake near Austin High School. The plan would create a parking management district stretching from Deep…

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…

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UTC calls on Council to fund east side urban trails

The Urban Transportation Commission on Wednesday night called on City Council to put potentially millions of dollars’ worth of of east side urban trail projects on the November ballot. The four projects would fill in gaps in the existing and…

Hyperloop shoots through UTC meeting

The Urban Transportation Commission went down the tubes Tuesday evening. At its first meeting of 2018, the commission took in a presentation from engineering firm AECOM on efforts to prepare for a future hyperloop system in Texas. “This is not…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Robot delivery drones are just around the corner

City-sanctioned land drones could be hitting a sidewalk near you by February 2018. That was the report Austin Transportation Department Chief of Staff Karla Taylor gave to the Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday evening. Her briefing was an update on…

Urban Transportation Commission endorses electric pedicab pilot

The Urban Transportation Commission gave its blessing last week to a plan that could give pedicab operators an extra, electric boost. The commissioners voted nearly unanimously on Aug. 8 in support of a pilot program that would allow companies to…

Transit priority lanes considered for the Drag

Close to half of all rush-hour travelers through the Drag may go by bus, and the busy corridor’s future may include dedicated bus lanes, commissioners learned at Tuesday’s Urban Transportation Commission meeting. The Austin Transportation Department is studying ways to improve…

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