John Carrico

Best Local Issue

Traffic, Transportation

Is that best pronounced “most intractable”? Want soaring gas prices or underfunded public transport? Is that an essential rail-link or a white elephant boondoggle? Meanwhile, the pro- and anti-toll-road forces draw more blood, and developers argue that mixed-use is the future. The Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is attempting to get all the region' cities and counties to sign on to a long-range plan to beat sprawl. The stick: You can't get roads or rail transit unless you grow densely and sustainably.

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transit Working Group
505 Barton Springs Rd. #700, 512/974-2275
www.campotexas.org/comm_twg.php

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