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Light Rail Ignored as City Airport Planners Encourage Vehicle Use
"...to encourage automobile use, while pooh-poohing the potential for transit use as unimportant and impractical. For instance, though the..."

March 7, 1997 News Feature

Union Charges Cap Metro Subcontract Conflicts
Was cronyism involved in picking those new subcontractors?
"...late April approval of two contracts for fixed-route and paratransit bus service would bring a long-awaited end to the..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Developing Stories: The Promise of Planning
Can the city deliver on East Riverside?
"...draft master plan hinges on the premise that rail transit will run down River­side Drive, between I-35 and Ben..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Union Bristles at Cap Metro Shuffle
Are the wheels coming off the bus?
"...Three months after leading Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 drivers and mechanics on a brief..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Which Way Do We Go?
Rae Takes the Wheel
"...is already in the funding pipeline with the Federal Transit Administration for a rail system, and is moving forward..."

April 9, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...Metro's Board of Directors voted Monday to increase the transit authority's sales tax share from 3/4cents to 1cents on..."

June 16, 1995 News Feature

Welcome to Capital Metro
Whoever the new CEO turns out to be – she'll have her hands full
"...when most Central Texans think of our metro area's transit authority is most likely to be "sinking ship."..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...do. That won't be a fun sell to the transit agency's constituents – over the past couple of years,..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: Wynn Calls for 2008 Rail Vote
Will Austin get a streetcar at last?
"...November 2008 voter referendum for a new local rail transit system – a call-to-action to be issued Thursday at..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Magical Mystery Tour
"...months now, apparently without any firsthand knowledge of Austin's public-transit status quo. According to the most recent numbers, released..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Light Rail on the Web
"...Mass transit is building up a fairly prominent presence on the..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...would serve 16,000-20,000 daily riders, adding nearly 10,000 new transit riders to the system. In addition to the construction's..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Getting off the Road
Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today
"...capacity to I-35 but built all the roads and transit projects included in the existing 2035 Capital Area Metropolitan..."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Can Project Connect Connect?
Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation
"...the urban rail line – recommended over Bus Rapid Transit as both carrying greater capacity and allowing more flexibility..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Cap Metro Cancels Shuttle Services
Transit agency bows to new federal rule on shuttles
"...Amidst a historic upsurge in public enthusiasm for taking transit, Capital Metro is ... ending its shuttle service to..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
First Transit picked over ATC / Vancom; labor issues still unresolved
"...the Capital Metro board of directors tapped Ohio-based First Transit Inc. as its new subcontractor to run the UT..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Transit Use Growing..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Column

Postmarks
Press Bush on Wiccans
"...of understanding about why certain areas have successful public transit systems and why others do not. In her anti-car..."

June 18, 1999 Column

Can Project Connect Connect?
Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation
"...the urban rail line – recommended over Bus Rapid Transit as both carrying greater capacity and allowing more flexibility..."

May 6, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Then There's This: SMART Is as SMART Does
City housing program becomes a balancing act
"...distinguish themselves from each other on two important issues: transit and affordability...."

April 18, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Here Comes MetroRapid
Cap Metro rolls out its big bendy buses, the next mode in multimodal
"...and Cap Metro to construct a genuine rapid mass transit system involving express buses, and light and commuter rail...."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Access Denied
Cap Metro saving money means hardship for neediest riders
"...Because the Chandlers are qualified for Capital Metro's MetroAccess paratransit services, they could call a cab – usually driven..."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...Well, we finally got the transit – more or less – so where's the development?..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: East Riverside: The Road Ahead
Let's capture the value – and federal funds
"...have gutted the density necessary for the new rail transit line at the heart of the plan. Council members..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

East Riverside
Master plan at Planning Commission tonight
"...draft master plan hinges on the premise that rail transit will run down Riverside Drive, between I-35 and Ben..."

Feb. 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Thinking big on transportation and land-use planning
"...clear from his running commentary since January at CAMPO's Transit Working Group meetings, where he facilitated creation of the..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column 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

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

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...well as in areas along major roads designated core transit corridors, planned commuter rail lines, and other transit hubs...."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Streetcar Plan Takes Shape
Rail advocates hope a downtown circulator will help boost usage of the new commuter rail
"...alternatives analysis process, according to Lucy Galbraith, Cap Metro's Transit Oriented Development manager. From here, she said, the transit..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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