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Public Notice: Show and Tell
Civic leaders have big plans for your future
"...The city of Austin and the Capital Metro transit agency this week each released – sort of separately-but-jointly..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Implementing the Mobility Bond and Corridor Construction Program, if You Can Wait for It
Going to take a long, long time
"...all modes of transportation: biking, driving, walking, and public transit. [inset-1-right]..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Jack Craver

What Does Austin’s Explosive Growth Mean for Capital Metro?
Big changes are coming, but it’s not clear yet what they will be
" defends the system as it stands. The Federal Transit Agency ridership projections have been met for the 803..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
" have folks who believe that their mode of transit is a single-occupancy vehicle. Those are the ones who..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

Under the Bus: Next Stop at the ATU
A former employee has filed a lawsuit of racial and sexual discrimination against the transit union
"...When we last talked at length to Amalgamated Transit Union 1091 President Jay Wyatt, in mid-November, he said..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Funding Questions Follow Cap Metro's Court Win
Court victory creates more tension between labor and transit agency
"...strange enough, a June 8 court victory for the transit agency made it a little weirder. And even though..."

July 2, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Watson to Take Cap Metro Wheel
Public sector experience clinched the deal for transit board
"...7-0 to hire the current CEO of Orlando's LYNX transit system to fill the same position here. "Ms. Watson's..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Aerobic City
Ideas from "Rx for Healthy Places"
"...Healthy Places. Another take away for Riley: “An effective transit system can also play a huge part in promoting..."

June 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Cap Metro CEO Candidates on Accessibility, Finances
Forum brings out candidates' views on agency's biggest challenges
"...on transportation issues but previously in executive positions with transit systems in New Jersey and Buffalo. Her competitor for..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: 'Every Day It's Getting Worse'
Strategic Mobility Plan marks a way out of permanent gridlock
"...helicopter). The city is poised to plunge into the rail-transit business – with its central-city circulator Austin Urban Rail..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

New Urbanism Comes to East Riverside
Tranforming car-heavy Riverside into a pedestrian-friendly place to live and work
"...draft master plan hinges on the premise that rail transit will run down Riverside Drive, between I-35 and Ben..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Streetcar Proposal: A Play in Two Acts?
Plans unveiled for rail transit
" of Austin/Capital Metro proposal be submitted to the Transit Working Group of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization?..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

New Rail Plan Rolled Out
The latest line on streetcars
"...a new streetcar system – also called ultralight rail transit – to serve Downtown and Central Austin. Alternately, the..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Parking Enterprise
If approved, Parking Enterprise Fund Resolution will invest in garages available to public, with revenues providing funding for transit, trails, sidewalks, and bike paths
"...the public; enterprise revenues will provide long-term funding for transit, trails, sidewalks, and bike paths. State and federal dollars..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Seaholm Powers Ahead, Amid Questions About the 'Public Interest'
Oft-delayed development getting serious at City Council
"...the public; Enterprise revenues will provide long-term funding for transit, trails, sidewalks and bike paths. State and federal dollars..."

Dec. 12, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Streetcar Plan as Misguided as Invasion of Iraq
" the other; Berliners are encouraged to purchase monthly transit passes as a matter of rote. The lowest common..."

July 22, 2007 Postmarks

Capital Metro Strike Threat Looms
Despite citizen efforts to intervene, negotiations have not progressed
"...Park and Ride on Jan. 29 – represents the transit authority's lofty future goals. Cap Metro's pains to present..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...providing my input to Cap Metro for Austin's future transit plan at the June 22 workshop. However, as the..."

July 23, 2004 Column

Cap Metro Suceeds at Railroading if Not Envisioning
"...providing my input to Cap Metro for Austin's future transit plan at the June 22 workshop. However, as the..."

July 12, 2004 Postmarks

Anti-Rail for Austin
"...assessed data for rail regions in 13 categories, including transit ridership trends, congestion trends, rail cost effectiveness, safety, and..."

June 9, 2004 Postmarks

Naked City
The feds punish transit authorities for carrying drug-reform ads
"...Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, claiming that an amendment to a recently enacted..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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."
" 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

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

Turner Is Worthy
" 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

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