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How 'Green' Is the Transit Working Group?
Members tasked with revising decision-making process used in evaluating toll road package
"...The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization group meeting every Monday morning at City Hall to guide..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

Public Notice: Working Hard for the Money
City offers temp jobs and green job training … and lifeguarding
"...lives had been upended by COVID, that has recently transitioned to a focus on training for green jobs and..."

May 13, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Opinion: Public Transit Alone Won’t Fix Traffic Woes. Is Congestion Pricing the Solution?
This lesser-known traffic control strategy encourages the diversion of traffic through ulterior routes, means, or times
"...Austinites are excited at the prospect of improved public transit infrastructure. But often, the mere existence of public transit..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Column by Aarnav Chitari

The Sausage Link
How Elgin got the New Urbanist transit dream
"...– Elgin City Manager Jeff Coffee and a small group are talking about how to grow the town, from..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal
The Green Line takes conceptual shape
"...whether the tracks can become lined with dense new transit villages developed around passenger stations...."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Thinking big on transportation and land-use planning
"...At CAMPO, Watson has been steadily working to transform the process of regional transportation planning. Not..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

TWG Considers Green Line
A rail line along the Austin-Manor-Elgin corridor could decrease traffic congestion and minimize air pollution
"...The Transit Working Group reconvened Dec. 1 to begin evaluating a..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Streetcar Proposal: A Play in Two Acts?
Plans unveiled for rail transit
"...city of Austin/Capital Metro proposal be submitted to the Transit Working Group of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization?..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Streetcar Blow-Up
Splitting rails over the latest transit plan
"...has it finalized a proposal for a light-rail urban transit system. Consultant ROMA Austin, as part of its urban..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: The Rail Learning Curve
Spillar outlines city plan to avoid Cap Metro's missteps
"...presented an eye-opening summation of "lessons learned" to the Transit Working Group of the Capital Area Metro­pol­itan Planning Organization...."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Plans unveiled for rail transit
"...the highlights of a detailed proposal for circulator rail transit. The Phase I analysis includes essential data on: 1)..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

New Rail Plan Rolled Out
The latest line on streetcars
"...a new streetcar system – also called ultralight rail transit – to serve Downtown and Central Austin. Alternately, the..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Where's the Streetcar?
"...That's what citizens closely watching the Transit Working Group are now wondering. Capital Area Metropolitan Planning..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Lee Leffingwell: 'Think Long-Range'
The incumbent mayor defends his record
"...a part of it has to be improved mass transit...."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Should the Transit Working Group be rechristened the Transit Sleeping Group? While..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature

Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
"...sentiment. But for people who truly depend on public transit for their basic transportation needs, good intentions are hardly..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Linda Watson Hired as New Cap Met CEO
Opinions on the incoming transit chief
"...Watson as the next president and CEO of Austin’s transit agency. Watson is currently CEO of the LYNX transit..."

June 17, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Where Cap Metro Jumped the Track
Cap Metro's new interim CEO tells CAMPO what's what
"...City Hall Monday. The discussion was listed on the Transit Working Group's agenda as "MetroRail, lessons learned."..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Top 10 Developing Stories
"...no fresh fights erupted in 2008. Perhaps we're finally working together better as a city to head off divisive..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...provide a setting for "dignified, serious" discussion, but the group has received no response whatsoever from U.S. Immigrations and..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Chris Leh­man, chair of the Sierra Club's Austin Regional Group and a 25-year commercial real estate appraiser: "It was..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad
Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'
"...on our ability to establish an efficient, multimodal, regional transit system including roads, bikeways, buses, walkways, and commuter and..."

May 10, 2013 News Column by Michael King

UT Students Ignite Streetcar Passions
A UT forum on light rail got heavy last week
"...Rail 4 Real, a University of Texas student group advocating for rail transit to serve the UT campus,..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Rail Planning 'Off-Track' Again?
"...and now there is a “rushed” attempt by a group given just six short months – called the Transit..."

May 30, 2012 Postmarks

Developing Stories: The State Eyes an Eastern Campus
And about that regional plan …?
"...complex, including complementary adjacent development, served by good mass transit...."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

By the Numbers
The Green Line
"...Crunch this, to play along with the Transit Working Group on the sausage link..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Walker Steps Down as Cap Metro Board Chair
After 11 years, says time for "someone else" to take on "exciting challenges"
"...fell back to whether Central Texas would provide public transit, and whether the agency should exist at all. Since..."

March 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Civics 101
"...TRANSIT WORKING GROUP Visiting transit leaders offer stories and insight..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Column

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