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

June 11, 1999 Column

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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

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"...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

Public Notice: The City's Day in Court
Plus: $100 million buses; $0.00 fares
"...Happy transit news: Cap Metro announced a fare-free October for the..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Opinion: Medical Students Support Ballot Measures
Propositions A and B are key to a healthier future
"...Propositions A and B, which will bring a mass transit system and improved sidewalks and urban trails to Austin...."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column by Daniel R.Bamrick-Fernandez and Scott Spivey Provencio

City, Cap Metro to Seal the Deal on Project Connect
Now the voters need to agree
"...– by voting in tandem to create the Austin Transit Partnership, the joint venture that will build out the..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Recap: Tip the Band, Skip the Pork Chop
Relief funds for artists, planning for fair and just mobility
"...the city and Capital Metro (a portion of the transit authority’s sales tax collections, remitted to the city to..."

April 24, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin At Large: Let Me Make Things Clear
Yes, we need to move ahead quickly – but not recklessly – with a new land code
"...same ballot was the doomed Project Connect (v.1) rail transit plan, opposed by all but a few of those..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

What Austin Can Learn From Other Cities
Seattle, Minneapolis, and Nashville leaders share at RECA Exchange
"...the city anticipates greater development on corridors. (Density along transit corridors is also included in Imagine Austin, our 30-year..."

Sept. 18, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Mobility Weekend
"...expand mobility options – from walking to biking to transit to, yes, scooters – in various neighborhoods. An arborist..."

May 17, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
"...create fully separated bike lanes in both directions, plus transit-only lanes both ways, from MLK to 29th Street, and..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Odds on Mayor Adler’s $720 Million Mobility Bond
Is the plan just daring enough to work?
"...their audience that Austin would certainly have a rail transit system ... someday. Gondolas, Anyone?..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Let's Go Phone Poll Supports Prop 1
Initial mid-September survey yields 52% support
"...match funding for the rail project from the Federal Transit Administration...."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Project Connect Accelerates
As decisions near, controversy dogs urban rail plan
"...for about half that amount, the rest from Federal Transit Administration grants. (There is a certain circularity to the..."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Todd Phelps: 'Creativity and Common Sense'
"...the solutions. Some of the other solutions are more transit-oriented development. Those are not ideas exclusive to Austin, but..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

The Next New Neighborhood
City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park
"...expense: transportation. The Imagine Aus­tin comprehensive plan includes a transit-oriented development on one corner of the project, where one..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Question Is Timing
"...the folks he disagrees with is insulting [“The Best Transit Plan Is …,” Postmarks, Dec. 20]. Who said we..."

Dec. 17, 2013 Postmarks

Spring Train-ing
Rob Spillar and transit advocates work toward a 2014 rail vote
"...an early drive to shoot for a 2012 vote. Transit advocates continue to push for trains, but they disagree..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Cap Metro Crisis
The local transit union has authorized a strike
"...By the time you read this, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 – which represents about 600 drivers..."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Cap Metro Contracting: Watson and Wyatt at Odds
Transit agency and labor union still renegotiating
"...without sufficient planning. But tomorrow may just find the transit agency dragging itself back into the light...."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Bigger, Faster Buses
Cap Metro gets grants for Bus Rapid Transit
"...million in federal funds for its planned Bus Rapid Transit service. The grant comes from the Federal Transit Administration's..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Labor Dispute Moves To Arbitration
Cap Metro punts decision over compliance with Senate Bill 650
"...arbitration in its labor dispute (see "Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers," July 1). Citing a 1989 agreement allowing for..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Look to Dallas for TOD Success
"...Dear Editor, Austin’s meager success with transit-oriented development can largely be explained by contrasting Austin with..."

Dec. 1, 2010 Postmarks

Scenarios at a Glance
Five different versions of Austin's future
"...increased road capacity on arterials and highways, while public transit improvements mostly favor bus over rail infrastructure. Scenario B:..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Best-Laid Plans
How does the patchwork of separate plans for the future of Central Texas fit together? No one knows.
"...schools, job training campuses, and rapid bus and rail transit) advance – or defeat – a presumed goal of..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Announces 'Multimodal' Bond Package
Package notable less for its contents than for how it came to be
"...connectivity – via roads, bicycle paths, trails, sidewalks, and transit infrastructure." Mayor Lee Leffingwell echoed Ott the next day,..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Our Bodies, Our Cars
Time to walk the walk on making cities healthy
"...the CDC's recent work on encouraging walking to public transit stops and schools and discouraging car-based sprawl as a..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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