Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Austin Metro TxDOT takes first steps on passenger train between Austin, Houston

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed its first study on a potential passenger rail line that would connect Austin and Houston in less than three hours with possible service to College Station…….READ MORE.

City set to pay for weekend MetroRail service

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

MetroRail, currently only a Monday-through-Friday operation with some scattered weekend runs, would run Friday nights and Saturdays year-round under a pending agreement between the City of Austin and Capital Metro……READ MORE.

Lights Coming for Crosswalk

Monday, February 6th, 2012

A light is set to be installed at a crosswalk where two Austin teens were hit by a car and died. On December 27, 17-year old Joshua Milton and his girlfriend, 16-year old Melodie Hewitt were hit by a car while trying to cross South First Street near Bedichek Middle School……READ MORE.

Cap Metro Goes Mobile, But Not In Real Time

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

New signs are in place at Capital Metro bus stops around town. But instead of a list of times, they feature an identification number for that specific stop…….READ MORE.

Some City workers to be paid not to park

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

To try to reduce congestion downtown, the City of Austin plans to pay its downtown employees to leave their cars at home and find other ways to commute…..READ MORE.

Downtown Austin wayfinding initiative hosts first public outreach session

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

The Downtown Austin Wayfinding Program kicked off Jan. 17 with the project’s first public meeting held at the Dougherty Arts Center.

The initiative aims to ease navigation of the downtown area and will integrate a range of tools, such as pedestrian directional signs, brochures, kiosks and smartphone applications…....READ MORE.

Central Austin City Council approves new fines for back-in angle parking violators

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Austin City Council unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing forward parking in a back-in angled parking spot at its Jan. 12 meeting……READ MORE.

Tolls, taxes and a touching story

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

So, given the choice of a way to pay for more roads, would you go for higher gas taxes or more toll roads?…..READ MORE.

11 key road projects in works for 2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Hard to believe, but the Interstate 35-Ben White Boulevard interchange almost surely has made its final appearance in this annual roundup of key Central Texas transportation projects. Officials cut a ribbon for the final flyover in mid-December……READ MORE.

Newcomb Ave. Sustainable Streetscape Project Completed in Bayview

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After a six-year-long process, residents of Newcomb Avenue in the Bayview joined city staffers yesterday to mark the completion of the “Model Block” project, a prototype for street design that’s better for the environment and more conducive to neighborhood life…….READ MORE.