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Google Metro
Google can now help you plan your bus trip.
"...up with Google to roll out a handy dandy public-transit trip planner – just in time for South by..."

March 9, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Going Vertical
The new VMU zoning could transform your neighborhood – and you have 90 days to help decide how
"...will become more likely to walk and use public transit, and – voilã! – we become a real big..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Crestview at the Crossroads
Near north neighborhood faces redevelopment transformation
"...might serve as a case study for the accelerating transition between old Austin and new, it is Crestview...."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...broad purpose is to raise awareness of how public transit can improve the quality of life in the region...."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature

Design Standards
Austin's new commercial design standards are ready for prime time
"...a Corridor?"), each with specific requirements; for instance, "Core Transit Corridor" sidewalks require trees, while "Roadway" sidewalks don't. To..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
" require more stringent eligibility standards to use the transit agency's Special Transit Service, which serves the blind and..."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

Capital Metro's Labor Woes Continue
Accusations fly from union of illegal interference in negotiations
"...By the time you read this, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 and Capital Metro's largest contractor, StarTran,..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Delay of Game
Seaholm, Block 21 challenge the Downtown Domino theory
"...on the proposals that I've seen. When we say 'transit hub,' what does that mean?"..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Weird by Design
City's proposed design standards emphasize livability, walkability, and flexibility
"...all streets in Austin would be identified as either transit, neighborhood, hill country, or highway, with different rules for..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

'All Systems Go!' ... Very, Very Slowly
Cap Metro proposes a rail plan that is much less than meets the eye
" take to the ballot box in November. The transit authority's board will vote to adopt the plan and..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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
"...But nor can we bridge the entire gap with transit systems and more responsible land use, as essential as..."

July 30, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

To Your Health
Are nutrients in a pill absorbed as well as nutrients in food?
" Slowing the rate of absorption by increasing the "transit time" (the time between ingestion and excretion of food)..."

July 11, 2003 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
" planners, and many neighbors aim to create. The transit authority, which owns the property, and the city hope..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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

Max vs. Metro
Max is back, and he has an alternative to light rail.
"...campaign against light rail and brought his own mass transit proposals to the March 6 SSCA meeting. When he..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

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

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

Mystery Train
Light Rail's narrow defeat at the polls has probably spared Capital Metro an assault by legislators in January. But the agency is trying to figure out how to keep rail on track while satisfying Republican legislators who want sales tax returned.
"...survived attempts in 1997 and 1999 to strip the transit authority of its full cent of sales tax, Cap..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap Met's Five Year Bus Plan: More, Faster, Better
"...TRANSIT CENTERS: Instead of running the bulk of its services..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

More Light Rail hubbub and a few Naderite cries in the wilderness.
" take a look at another form of mass transit that has been worked on for over 30 years..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Column

Neighbors relate their own housing crunches in response to last week's cover story.
", take menial jobs, etc. Subsidized housing or subsidized transit will do nothing but remove any incentive the employer..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Column

Page Two
Light rail is a gamble, but an important gamble.
"...anyone outside of southeastern Williamson County.) Even the most transit-friendly cities are still crowded and soiled. Metro areas of..."

July 21, 2000 Column by Louis Black

Hot Corners: Land Use, Light Rail, and Smart Growth
"...The difference is that, in the case of urban transit, that development is actually re-development, as in infill, as..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Capital Metro works to secure federal funding and a "recommended" ranking for its light-rail proposals, to be voted on in November.
"...has neither received an official ranking from the Federal Transit Administration, nor been included in the FTA's proposed FY..."

Feb. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Bush on Borderline
"...Real Public Transit..."

June 11, 1999 Column

Economic Cleansing
"...and future alternatives to light rail, most are working transit systems not confined to surface streets. That's not counting..."

April 16, 1999 Column

A Long Time Coming
Why Now?
"...performing and visual arts facilities, and services for public transit. The building is so big, in fact, that planners..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

"...location, surely the firstthing to set up is rapid transit to the location. This is not being done at..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Column

A Light-Rail Named Desire
Capital Metro Plows Ahead With Studies on Cedar Park Line
"...sits, as the Capital City's long-debated vision of rail transit finally leaves the station. Jim Robertson is Capital Metro's..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Why Portland Doesn't Look Like Austin
Rose (City)-Colored Glasses
"...badges of livability -- a vital downtown, an impressive mass-transit system, respect for the environment, status as an urban..."

Dec. 15, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap Metro Issues 7,000 Free Passes for the Unhoused
Texas Harm Reduction Alliance wins fight for free passes
"...bus passes to a six-month pilot program to increase transit access. The passes will be distributed by the Ending..."

Nov. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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