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Austin @ Large: Austin At Large: Backseat Driver
Karen Rae resigns from Cap Metro
"...the D.C. funding game, as evidenced by the Federal Transit Administration's giving a positive rating to Austin's light rail..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Page Two
Light rail: "It's the future, stupid."
"...as ornery and independent as Texans. They use mass transit because it works; they use it when it is..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column by Louis Black

Fast Track
The Capital Area Metropolitan Organization approved Capital Metro's light rail plans; now it's up to voters.
"...Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) voted to support the transit authority's application for federal light-rail funds. A little background..."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Puzzled by Oppel
"...ask what he has in mind as the "modern transit system" that does not depend on some kind of..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Column

Light Headed?
What Commuters Want
"...and of that number the vast majority think public transit is one of Metro Austin's top three civic priorities,..."

July 23, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Building From Scratch
It Takes a City and a State to Raise a Village
"...Mueller into a progressive "urban village" -- mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, green, diverse, affordable, sustainable -- was first advanced by..."

Feb. 19, 1999 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Lay of the Land
Timing Is Everything
"...Demand management naturally involves transit. The DAA has already taken the lead in sponsoring..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Turner Is Worthy
"...to a less car-clogged site, and run a rapid transit line from the new site to the old one...."

Sept. 25, 1998 Column

Wrong Side of the Tracks?
Light Rail May Be a Heavy Burden for East Austin
"...its basic function, which is operating an efficient mass transit system, and has been unresponsive -- if not outwardly..."

April 4, 1997 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

How to Get to Q2 Stadium by Car, Bus, Rail, Bicycle, and Rideshare
"Can I park at Q2?" and other burning questions answered
"...Capital Metro is increasing their transit frequency on game days. For people who don't live..."

June 18, 2021 Features Feature by Kimberley Jones

Austin Contemplates How to Make I-35 Suck Less
The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town
"...in 1985 with an explicit commitment to develop high-capacity transit, would have a light rail system up and running..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

MetroLink: Going That Extra (First / Last) Mile
From point A to point B, so you can better get to point C
"...its entire bus network with June's "Cap Remap," the transit authority eliminated 15 routes that, even with the changes..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Big Money for Big Roads
Deciding how the Mobility Bond is spent on Austin's most traveled streets
"...the funds, prioritize congestion, multi-modal transportation service, connectivity, and transit service. Beyond that, the project is guided by a..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Plaza Saltillo Ground-breaking Set for Wednesday
After a long wait, the Eastside redevelopment finally kicks off
"...more than two decades of planning and redirection. The transit-oriented mixed-use space will sit just east of I-35, between..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?
City Council mulls the "Go Big" bond in preparation for the November ballot
"...in all – goes into developing out the seven transit corridors you see on this page. Here's a look..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Still Waiting for the Train
Will Austin ever get a proper light rail system?
"...The folks supporting transit rail for Austin are tiptoeing back onto the stump,..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Who Will Have the Last Laugh?
"...for future ridership – it takes money from other transit projects that would better serve current and long-term needs...."

Aug. 12, 2014 Postmarks

Cap Metro: Riding the Shuffle Bus
Downtown bus routes shift
"...that Congress Avenue was the slowest part of the transit system." Over­crowded and accident-prone, Congress had become a bottleneck..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad
Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'
"...on our ability to establish an efficient, multimodal, regional transit system including roads, bikeways, buses, walkways, and commuter and..."

May 10, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Neighborhood Watch
Sustainable Neighborhoods group advocates 'family-friendly' north side development
"...house and a huge yard because they can use transit." The group thinks lots of families would make this..."

March 22, 2013 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Cap Metro: A Couple Years of Labor Peace?
McDonald Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union reach an agreement
"...On March 6, Capital Metro and McDonald Transit announced a contract agreement between major subcontractor McDonald and..."

March 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Fiscal Cliff? Try Cap Metro Cliff!
ATU 1091 authorizes bus strike: What next?
"...and the inaugural Formula One race. On Thursday, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 members voted 86% to "authorize" a..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Post by Michael King

ATU vs. Martinez: 'Better a Dog' for Council
ATU 1091 President Jay Wyatt has some choice words about Martinez
"...endorsement of his opponent, Laura Pressley, by local Amalgamated Transit Union 1091 must be particularly bruising, right? An indictment..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Bus Stops Here: Two Finalists for Top Spot
Agency looks outside for new leadership
"...a desire for a fresh start for the troubled transit agency, board member Norm Chafetz, the chair of Cap..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Cap Metro: The Quarter Cent Shuffle
Why Cap Metro takes a quarter-cent and then gives it back
"...quarter-cent backstory might wonder: Why did the financially strapped transit authority ever agree to give away more than a..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Whistling for the Train
City says latest bond delay just another stop on the line
"...were a current number and wouldn't also include federal transit money, now that the feds are officially more open..."

March 19, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Developing Stories: Driving in Two Directions
CAMPO's trends vs. centers debate is shaping our future
"...federal transportation funds get spread among local road and transit projects – agreed this month to pursue a long-range..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Nonprofits Not Impressed by Cap Metro Proposal
Cap Metro draws fire over proposal to start a nonprofit for low-income riders
"...Texans who have no choice but to use mass transit ("Helping the 'Tran­sit-Dependent,'" Oct. 23). The idea is that..."

Nov. 6, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Compact, Climate-Friendly, Competitive
To restart the economy while saving the planet, the Congress for the New Urbanism advocates traditional neighborhoods for all
"...– a goal feasible only if cities provide ample transit, walkable-bikeable districts, and live-work-play neighborhoods. In a lead session..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

UT Students Ignite Streetcar Passions
A UT forum on light rail got heavy last week
"...a University of Texas student group advocating for rail transit to serve the UT campus, held its kickoff event..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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