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Light Rail Debate
Max Nofziger argues that light rail is too costly and will destroy the Austin we love.
"...Rail Will Cost Too Much and Destroy Austin..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Max Nofziger

If Austin Had Rail ...
"...Here's how the city envisions an Austin light rail system – which voters will decide on..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature

A Light-Rail Named Desire
Capital Metro Plows Ahead With Studies on Cedar Park Line
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Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

LIGHT RAIL 101: The Facts, Figures, & Terms You Need to Know
"...Light Rail: According to the experts at the American Public..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature

From Light Rail to a Downtown Tunnel: The Parts of Project Connect
Diving into the plan
"...in 2000 (lost narrowly), 2004 (won handily; that's the MetroRail Red Line), and 2014 (lost handily). This plan combines..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Light Rail
"...The failed light rail referendum is one race on the ballot where..."

Nov. 24, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Light Rail Debate
Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher
"...Light Rail: Now --- or Houston Tomorrow In almost a..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Light Rail on the Web
"...of sites you can check out and learn how Austin's efforts toward light rail stack up against other cities:..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature

Guided Busway Better Than Light Rail
"...Hey Austin, forget light rail, it's too expensive and not flexible..."

Nov. 4, 2003 Postmarks

Light Rail Debate
Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher
"...More Light Rail InfoBallot Language"The operation of a fixed rail system..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature

Hot Corners: Land Use, Light Rail, and Smart Growth
"...Just as surely as a freeway does, a rail system would open up vast amounts of land to..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Please Cover Light Rail
"...defeat, and the final nail in the coffin for light rail in Austin, if we allow City Council to..."

Sept. 24, 2013 Postmarks

Mueller Not Right Choice for Light Rail
"...Dear Editor, Major decisions regarding light rail in Austin will be made this year by..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Postmarks

Austin Doesn't Need Light-Rail
"...no legitimate "champion" has emerged to pimp Capital Metro's light-rail [“Streetcar Desires,” News, July 20] is that Austin has..."

July 20, 2007 Postmarks

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The postponement of light rail means we should look for other forms of mass transit
"...disappointed -- that the transit authority won't mount another light-rail referendum until 2004. But rather than nod solemnly and..."

June 7, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Trains! Tunnels! Billions! Austin Gets First Look at Proposed Transit Plan
Next steps: public input, May Council vote, November election
"...its recommended Project Connect plan for high-capacity transit in Austin - with light rail in the Lamar/Guadalupe/South Congress corridor..."

March 6, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...to him – as a packed dining room of Austin's movers and shakers did last year at the Headliners..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
"...After 15 years of flirting with light rail, is Capital Metro finally ready and able to..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Run Out on a Rail
Capital Metro fires its freight rail carrier, Longhorn Railway, and its litigious owner, Don Cheatham, and finds a temporary replacement.
"...died with a hammer in his hand, but Longhorn Railway general manager Don Cheatham appears poised to expire --..."

March 17, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Still Waiting for the Train
Will Austin ever get a proper light rail system?
"...The folks supporting transit rail for Austin are tiptoeing back onto the stump, hoping..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Urban Rail: Which Way to Connect?
Project Connect recommends a rail corridor – and transit advocates board opposing trains
"...to advise city officials on the development of urban rail, approved Project Connect's sub-corridor recommendations of East Riverside and..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Mac McCann

Point Austin: Running in Place
On November rail vote, Leffingwell says ... not just yet
"...Well, we've kicked the can down the (rail)road again...."

June 8, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Dis Connect
Urban rail may be going off the tracks
"...The campaign to stop Austin's next urban rail plan is under way...."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Developing Stories: Wynn Calls for 2008 Rail Vote
Will Austin get a streetcar at last?
"...major November 2008 voter referendum for a new local rail transit system – a call-to-action to be issued Thursday..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad
Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'
"...The future of Austin as a city rests to a great degree on..."

May 10, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
For mayoral candidates, the rubber has yet to meet the road (or rail).
"...the same old activists but of the mythical Average Austinites. And it's an article of faith that said Average..."

April 25, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: New (and Improved)
The new Liveable City survey confirms a community consensus on development and governing issues.
"...a long-term strategy that uses civic power to move Austin past this tiresome boom-bust cycle. Contrary to the view..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Is "neighborhood planning" the tool for the job Austin needs done?
"...about neighborhood planning, because I chaired the Central East Austin Neighborhood Planning Team and have been involved in a..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
"...do something about the horrible traffic on the highways? Light rail ain't it. Wanna do something about our ever-dirtier..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Light Headed?
What Commuters Want
"...vast majority think public transit is one of Metro Austin's top three civic priorities, and that traffic is the..."

July 23, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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