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Council Moves to Ensure People Actually Live Near Project Connect Stations
What’s the point of public transit if nobody can use it?
"...near those lines and routes. More people living around transit means easier access to transit which, in theory, means..."

March 10, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Opinion: More Trains, Buses, and Housing Options Mean a More Affordable Austin for All
Transit Forward's executive director explains why Project Connect is vital to Austin's future
"...a household budget. Therefore, giving our friends and neighbors transit options is one of, if not the most, concrete..."

March 3, 2023 Column by Bill McCamley

Opinion: Can Project Connect Actually Meet Our Needs?
The question remains if Project Connect will produce a public transit system that people will choose over their own cars
"...Connect's $7+ billion tax plan give us a public transit system that car drivers will use?..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Column by Barbara Epstein

Developing Stories: Compact & Connected
All aboard for Transit-Oriented Development
"...of Austin is following international best practices for planned transit-oriented development around urban transit stations. Council policy – codified..."

June 22, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...metropolitan ambitions – and when one studies the proposed Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance pending before the City Council, it's clear..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Solving Georgian Acres' Mobility Problem With Buses, Bikes, and Scooters
Solar-powered mobility hub planned for "transit desert"
"...Jail to Jobs are joining forces to build a transit hub in the Georgian Acres neighborhood in North Austin,..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

What's Wrong With Cap Metro ... and What's Right
The transit agency is good at a few things – like digging itself into a public relations ditch
"...composed of regional elected officials. More directly governing the transit agency is Cap Metro's board of directors, also a..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Opinion: We Deserve Project Connect
The executive director of Transit Forward makes the case for the city's ambitious public transportation expansion
"...Project Connect will bring rapid transit bus services to major transport corridors in the area,..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Column by Bill McCamley

Who Will Guide Project Connect Into the Station?
As leaders leave the station we look at who will drive the public transit redesign
"...seniority, took turns thanking him for accomplishing what the transit authority was created to do 37 years ago –..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cap Metro CEO Departing to D.C.
Randy Clarke is set to head Washington D.C.’s transit authority
"...Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke, who led the transit authority through the development and voter approval of the..."

May 13, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Capital Metro Moves Ahead With Plans for Police Force
Officers in transit
"...board of directors endorsed a vision for expanding the transit agency's public safety department, which currently relies on part-time..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Charts New Territory With Project Connect Anti-Displacement Fund
Bringing transit home
"...When Austin voters approved financing for the Project Connect transit plan in November 2020, they created along with it..."

May 21, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

Project Connect Unveils Cap Metro's Orange Line
The first route in a high-capacity transit plan
"...Project Connect, a comprehensive plan to build a "high-capacity transit" system throughout the Austin region. The agency hopes to..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin @ Large: The Metro Message
It’s not a ‘campaign,’ exactly, but what is the transit authority’s tune?
" traffic. Likewise with the other spots in the transit authority's campaign – oops, "outreach effort" – featuring Austin..."

June 25, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right
The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit
"...more controversial and even longer-­running debate about building big-city transit – the Project Connect proposal, Prop A on city..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: We’re Deciding How to Decide
Project Connect team, transit stakeholders to see where Austin’s willing to cut back
"...thought it would two years ago to build high-capacity transit, the rail system Austin voters should have approved in..."

Dec. 9, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Project Connect's Blue Line to Connect Austin Airport to Downtown
Cap Metro moves forward with high-capacity transit plan
" house, Capital Metro's dreams of operating a high-capacity transit system are becoming clearer, if not happening any sooner...."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

Watson Proposes 'Naming Rights' for Cap Metro
Names of rail line, stations could be up for corporate bid
"...have long branded that organization as a Mickey Mouse transit agency – but could it now officially become one?..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: Park Once, Invest Twice
Two new city-owned parking garages would pay for themselves under enterprising proposal
"...park just once – then destination-hop by walking or transit – the parking garages would sport the ground-floor shops,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: Taking Our Toll
New toll booths on I-35 will benefit transit, TxDOT, and the Chronicle
"...with their preferred "Build Alternative 3," city planners and transit boosters continue to question the project, both in general..."

April 1, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Dis Connect
Urban rail may be going off the tracks
"...the Coalition on Sustainable Trans­por­ta­tion, consider any and all transit rail projects a waste of money, a political ploy..."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Bedfellows Getting Strange
Urban rail project slammed from opposite wings
"...gotten rolling yet. Nevertheless, supporters and detractors of mass transit unhappy with the plan aren't waiting – they're taking..."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Sausage Link
How Elgin got the New Urbanist transit dream
"...Corp. bought in September 2007 as a site for transit-oriented development...."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Transit Transitions
"...league. With last week's presentation of the agency's staff-recommended transit alternative -- the "blueprint," in their words, for what..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Giving Back to Georgian Acres at New Mobility Hub
Collaborative effort led by neighborhood natives brings relief to a textbook transit desert
"...The Georgian Acres neighborhood is a textbook transit desert, caught between U.S. 183 and I-35; despite its..."

Nov. 11, 2022 News Feature by Leila Saidane

Leander, Cap Metro Not Breaking Up Yet
Residents turn out to support transit agency
"...Leander's transit riders came out in force on July 18 to..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

November Calling: PACs Form on Rail Vote
Groups organizing for and against potential bond proposition
"...beginning to form groups and taking positions on mass transit. Two groups have formed in expectation of support for..."

April 8, 2014 News Post by Mac McCann

Daugherty Repeats the Empty Bus Myth
No one takes mass transit in the city – except for all these people on the bus with me
"...use a light rail line, Daugherty replied, “Getting mass transit to western Travis County is a pipe dream, because..."

Oct. 14, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

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