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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

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

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