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Austin Contemplates How to Make I-35 Suck Less
The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town
"...director of district operations for the Texas Department of Transportation. "We all understand that the state is growing by..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Take Five
In the Place 5 Race, Activism Is the Operative Word
"...has been on a slew of city boards and commissions -- including Urban Forestry, Urban Transportation, and the Annexation..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

More Money, More Options for I-35
The decades-long plan to rebuild Interstate 35 through the heart of Austin is picking up speed
"...a bit of speed last week as the Texas Transportation Commission announced at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, its..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hold Those Tolls!
Road conditions: funding hazy, future unclear
"...guest of honor at a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, across the street from his Capitol office. A..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Larry Schooler

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
" experience through the thankless, necessary work on city commissions, and has Eastside history that has served him well..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Spring Train-ing
Rob Spillar and transit advocates work toward a 2014 rail vote
"...compete on this team," the director of the city's transportation department says. "This town has a lot going for..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Our readers talk back.
"...When our elected transportation officials receive an unprecedented 6,000 public comments against the..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Column

The Traffic Report
Rail rolls forward, but toll roads encounter slowing
"...referendum the caveat that the Red Line "commuter rail urban service" – as opposed to future "regional" rail service,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Over objections from two council members, the City Council votes to reduce parkland dedication fees for the Four Seasons Residences on Town Lake, but doesn't -- as the project's developer would like -- waive the fee entirely
"...Downtown "is a very urban setting, and we are trying to make it even..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Termagant Homosexuals...
"...of I-35. West of I-35; he created the Central Urban Redevelopment (CURE) Zoning Category, a catalyst for development in..."

May 23, 1997 Column

City Hall Hustle: Riding the Riverside Rail
Which comes first, the train or the passengers?
"...signal the storied drive's importance to infill development and urban rail. While no route's been set in stone, it..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Here Comes MetroRapid
Cap Metro rolls out its big bendy buses, the next mode in multimodal
"...In 1992's ode to progressive Seattle, Singles, that's how transportation planner Steve Dunne sells the idea of commuter rail...."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Thirty Years on Location
An overview of the Texas Film Commission, which has been wedding film production and the state economy for 30 years.
"...that has never been true of the Texas Film Commission. It's such good industry, filmmaking, because it's clean. They..."

June 15, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...medical care (especially specialty care). The largest portion of urban indigent care is traditionally provided for under the support..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Column

Austin @ Large: The End of the Roads
The toll plan takes us down the right path, but there's still a long way to go
"...level. But this doesn't really surprise me, having covered transportation as long as I have. There is no subject..."

July 30, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Road Show
watson goes to washington to talk transportation; city backs off of terrace pud money, no settlement yet with gary bradley, city may step in to stop expansion of hyde park baptist church, council to consider retail space at csc.
"...aiming at with his new proposed $75 million in transportation funding for the May bond ballot smooth the way..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

A Cacophony of Passions
Why the City Council changed the boards and commissions system – and what still needs to be done
"...for transparency as council modifies the city's boards and commissions system – explains in a nutshell why Austin maintains..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Highways and Scooters and Impact Fees, Oh My!
Austin mobility plans are moving right along
"...I-35 Capital Express Central reconstruction project, which the Texas Transportation Commission on April 30 finally funded to the tune..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Redrawing the Road Map
CAMPO expansion may change the roles of the Central Texas transportation game.
"...Let's be honest; transportation planning can be rather dull. Most people tune out..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Dave Mann

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...that the purchase "would not be prudent." - J.S. Urban League's B-Day..."

Feb. 6, 1998 News Feature

East Riverside
Master plan at Planning Commission tonight
"...on the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan at Planning Commission tonight, or planner Tony Nelessen presenting it at council..."

Feb. 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...a heart attack. Williamson had been chair of the Transportation Commission since 2004 and a lightning rod for criticism..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature

Austin @ Large: Highway Ho-Ho-Ho!
As concrete Christmas arrives, who's got the last laugh now?
"...least once a month as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. At last week's meeting of the governor's glee..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...balancing environmental sensibilities with the economics of sustaining vital urban growth. Voicing discontent with development over the aquifer was..."

Oct. 31, 1997 News Feature

Billboard Battle Continues
Does keeping Austin scenic mean keeping the billboards right where they are?
" best we can." After lengthy consultation with city commissions, billboard companies, and environmental groups, Martinez is cutting back..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...time for five members of the Zoning and Platting Commission and four of the Planning Commission, the first round..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Hill Country Militia
Grassroots homesteaders tighten ranks to fight urban encroachment
"...and all. Dissenters have sprung up across the so-called "urban" counties linking San Antonio to Austin...."

June 27, 2008 News Feature by Greg Harman

Council: At War on Two Wheels
More scooters, a possible interim deal with the APA, and more from City Hall
"...As if the city's Transportation Depart­ment didn't have enough on its hands with an..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

They Shoot Movies, Don't They?
Heather Page on the state of the Texas Film Commission
"...the business – as director of the Texas Film Commission...."

April 22, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
" the death of 25-year-old Kevin Brown in June. Commission members will hear Olsen's appeal to get his job..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature

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