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RTP: Been There, Haven't Done That
The Rapid Transit Project tries to win voters over with its workshops.
"...Regardless of their feelings about transit, perhaps it would be easier for some Austinites to..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Miles to Go
A transportation bond package combining roads and light rail is planned for November.
"...of a multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional transportation system, including highways and transit systems and lots else besides...."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
A Lighter Shade of Rail
"...heard substantial things about land use, sustainability, and mass transit...."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Meet the Emerging Opposition to Project Connect
Not on board
"...unanimously on June 10 to adopt the Project Connect transit system plan, including three light rail lines, a Downtown..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Nataleah Small

Austin at Large: Stupidity – It’s Not Essential
It’s absurd out there, but you can still make good decisions, now and in November
"...be over funding the $1 billion investment in public transit called for by the Project Connect 2.0 plan...."

May 15, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...promoting public transportation by allowing people to live along transit networks; protecting the environment in an increasingly urbanizing world..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Priorities!
"...April 29] that Austin should prioritize improving our public transit. The Smart City grant application, available online, is focused..."

May 2, 2016 Postmarks

Cap Metro Turns Toward a 2020 Vision
Plan suggests moving buses off Congress
"...about 50% larger, and the area will need a transit system to accommodate that...."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Reinventing Airport Boulevard
Can 'form-based zoning' transform a suburban drag into walkable neighborhoods?
"...and sustainable as those promoted for Downtown – walkable, transit-oriented, dense yet human-scaled – with its own unique neighborhood..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: The Rail Learning Curve
Spillar outlines city plan to avoid Cap Metro's missteps
"...presented an eye-opening summation of "lessons learned" to the Transit Working Group of the Capital Area Metro­pol­itan Planning Organization...."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Learning From Denver
More insights from the Congress for the New Urbanism
"...Adept planning, linked to new code, linked to new transit. Blueprint Denver: NIMBY Love..."

July 3, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: The State Eyes an Eastern Campus
And about that regional plan …?
"...complex, including complementary adjacent development, served by good mass transit...."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

TWG Considers Green Line
A rail line along the Austin-Manor-Elgin corridor could decrease traffic congestion and minimize air pollution
"...The Transit Working Group reconvened Dec. 1 to begin evaluating a..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Precinct 3: Ye Olde Transportation Debate Takes Spotlight
Two candidates diverge on roads and growth in Western Travis County
"...Daugherty insists he's not quite as anti-mass-transit as his record might indicate. "I voted for the..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

By the Numbers
The Green Line
"...Crunch this, to play along with the Transit Working Group on the sausage link..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Mixed Use, Mixed Emotions
An anniversary review of Austin's vertical mixed-use program discovers a range of responses to density, change, and planning
"...streetscapes. Projects must be sited on major roads ("core transit corridors") within the VMU Overlay District. Most innovative for..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Y Not?
The battle over AMD's move to Lantana is a one-tract skirmish in a larger war over the uncertain future of Central Texas
"...and into their cars. (In his ultimate vision, the transit for the masses wouldn't be buses but "personal rapid..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Capital Metro Stays Its Course
All Systems Go!, but no extensions added, to a November commuter-rail vote
"...dais at Monday's Cap Metro board meeting, that the transit authority's All Systems Go! plan – and especially its..."

Sept. 3, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
"...driving buses, non-stop, without a break is unsafe. The Transit Authority, and our managers, Laidlaw Transit Services, have responded..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Column

LIGHT RAIL 101: The Facts, Figures, & Terms You Need to Know
"...(in the latter case, like California's Bay Area Rapid Transit), or on a conventional locomotive-pulled train. A typical distinction..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...voice is needed. Everytime I bring up the word “transit,” everyone else rolls their eyes; even the urban and..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Project Connect: Phases and Stages
Advisory group gets closer to official Council recommendation
"...While a final mass transit recommendation isn't expected until May – to be brought..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

McMetro Line Stops Here?
Cap Metro facilities may soon don corporate names, logos
"...have long branded the organization as a Mickey Mouse transit agency – but could it now officially become one?..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Plans in Play
The Big Eight
"...Scope: Land use and development patterns, transportation, mass transit, traffic/congestion, water/wastewater, solid waste, energy, utilities conservation and environmental..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: A Long Route to Go
Will we vote on urban rail in November 2010?
"...to open, what's the status of that other rail transit project – the Downtown streetcar once championed by Will..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Cap Metro Farms Out Four Bus Routes
In a cost-cutting move, Capital Metro switches four of its bus routes to cheaper contractors
"...last month, Capital Metro faced numerous accusations from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 that it was engaging in union-busting...."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• Should the Transit Working Group be rechristened the Transit Sleeping Group? While..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature

Developing Stories
Connect-the-dot conversations heard around town
"...Dittmar pointedly extolled the virtues of urban rail transit, noting, "A circulator is really implicated for Austin –..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Memo to Cap Metro
Stop Union-busting, or Take a Hike
"...from Houston, do their level best to destroy the transit workers union...."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Say It Ain't So, Metro!
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep driving … or worse
"...you know, while you were out of town, the transit authority presented its ready-for-action "All Systems Go!" plan to..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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