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Can Project Connect Connect?
Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation
"...On Friday, May 2, the Project Connect team presented its “Locally Preferred Alternative” recommendation for..."

May 6, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Project Connect Unveils Cap Metro's Orange Line
The first route in a high-capacity transit plan
"...Clarke described it – is part of the larger Project Connect, a comprehensive plan to build a "high-capacity transit"..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Project Connect: Central Corridor Options
Last public workshop considers the future of high-capacity transit
"...12, at Midway Field House on East Riverside, the Project Connect Central Corridor study team hosted the last public..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Can Project Connect Connect?
Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation
"...On Friday, May 2, the Project Connect team presented its Locally Preferred Alternative recommendation for..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Project Connect: Phases and Stages
Advisory group gets closer to official Council recommendation
"...While a final mass transit recommendation isn't expected until May – to be brought..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Riding the Rail
The challenge for Capital Metro: convincing voters that the new light rail isn't the old light rail that they rejected last year
"...most of the nation's light-rail cities, redevelopment along the transit corridors has been a very explicit goal, aggressively pursued...."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Mac McCann

Naked City
Light rail is still full steam ahead, but with a new conductor.
"...airport? Now, as Capital Metro tries to put its rapid transit project back on track, they've done the next..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

RTP: Been There, Haven't Done That
The Rapid Transit Project tries to win voters over with its workshops.
"...Regardless of their feelings about transit, perhaps it would be easier for some Austinites to..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Do You Get From Here ... to Here?
The Austin transit system plan has vision but little consensus
"...goes according to plan, the future course of mass transit in Central Texas will be decided within the next..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Spreading Mono
" in 2000 wasn't because they were against mass transit -- they were just offered the wrong type of..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Round Up the Usual Suspects
Cap Metro tries to re-make its image, Beverly Griffith considers her options, and the budget strains
"...think that Austinites had voted on (and down) light-rail transit for the last time. In this town, once-around-the-track is..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...the city is making progress on the 6-mile east-west project -- now in the engineering design stage -- and..."

June 20, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"...includes a recommendation of $24 million for its "bus rapid transit" project. If passed, this funding would add to..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Feature

Cap Metro: This Is Just the Beginning
Rail service to begin March 22
"...Capital Metro officials announced this afternoon, is when the transit agency will finally launch its MetroRail Red Line, the..."

March 5, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

TDH: 5/24/11
Rapid bus, ABIA cell-phone waiting, historic zoning before council
"...gone. After the jump, agenda highlights including funding for rapid bus service, a cell-phone waiting area at the airport,..."

May 24, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A right, a left, another right: our letters column takes it on the chin.
"...of the light rail initiative has been named the "rapid transit project" in an attempt to disguise it. Make..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column

David to Goliath-Light: Drop Dead!
The newly formed Save South Congress Association aims to put the brakes on light rail's return.
"...or even prosper from it -- they believe the transition would inevitably ruin many of the small tenant businesses..."

Nov. 16, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...and you may come away convinced that rail-based mass transit is about as desirable for a city as an..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

"...proposed Palmer Auditorium renovation what their vision of their project would be, you'd receive similar responses of dueling visions..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Column

Austin at Large: Let’s Get Connected Again
What we can do now to prepare for the mobility future
"...Monday, Dec. 17, Capital Metro's board approved a new Project Connect vision – in the works for two years..."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Seeing the Light
Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.
" to do the deed? On October 25, the transit authority's board of directors will decide whether to accept..."

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

Working on the Railroad
The regional Transit Working Group is poised to make progress on passenger rail
"...It's a come-to-transit moment...."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Cap Metro Hangs Hopes on “Connections 2025”
High frequency bus lines attempt to increase commuter freedom
"...That's how Jarrett Walker, a widely read transit evangelist, describes the basis for a sound system of..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

Here Comes MetroRapid
Cap Metro rolls out its big bendy buses, the next mode in multimodal
" Capital Metro hopes to sell its newest development, MetroRapid buses, to Austin's ever-growing business commuter community...."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

FTA 'New Start' Funds MetroRapid Buses
Federal grant covers 80% of $47.6 million bus rapid transit program
"...United States." That was the bleak diagnosis from Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff when he visited Austin last week...."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Gotham backlash continues.
"...recently, Randall Davis, the developer of the Gotham Condominium project at 200 South Congress, responded to criticism of the..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Column

" the paper really supposed to be a "nightstand" project? Jesus, I remember it only used to take, oh,..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Column

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
"...anyone outside of southeastern Williamson County.) Even the most transit-friendly cities are still crowded and soiled. Metro areas of..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

All Roads Lead to Bergstrom
Light Rail Ignored as City Airport Planners Encourage Vehicle Use
"...airport-generated automobile traffic, some critics say the New Airport Project Team has done everything possible to encourage automobile use,..."

March 7, 1997 News Feature

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