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At Council: More Apartments, North and South
Council considers two zoning cases facing opposition from surrounding neighbors
"...allows for more density and less parking along core transit corridors...."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Seeing Red: City crews will be painting the red transit lanes running on Lavaca Street Downtown between Fourth and..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature

Public Notice: For Further Consideration...
So yeah, let’s really get serious about housing in Austin
"...Connect Community Design Workshop series, covering the planned new transit stations, kicks off next Tuesday, Oct. 12 with an..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Solving Georgian Acres' Mobility Problem With Buses, Bikes, and Scooters
Solar-powered mobility hub planned for "transit desert"
"...Jail to Jobs are joining forces to build a transit hub in the Georgian Acres neighborhood in North Austin,..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: The City's Day in Court
Plus: $100 million buses; $0.00 fares
"...Happy transit news: Cap Metro announced a fare-free October for the..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin Moves Up Target Date for Net-Zero Emissions Goal
City emphasizes equity as it ramps up climate action
"...their personal vehicles, with the other 50% commuting via transit, foot or bicycle, carpooling, or remote working. In 2019,..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Police Live by Their Own COVID Rules, It Seems
A closer look at vaccine and mask policies among Austin's first responders
"...spread of COVID-19 – such as regular cleaning of transit vehicles and the installation of UV air purifiers on..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Our COVID Problem, in Two Charts
Why we’re not leaving Stage 5 any time real soon
"...that, unfortunately, do not emphasize the need to prioritize transit, safety, or fully unite East and West Austin ......"

Sept. 24, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Opinion: Oak Hill Road Plan Is Taxpayer Abuse
The argument against TxDOT's plan for a freeway flyover at the intersection of U.S. 290 and Texas 71
"...This boulevard plan would supply a pedestrian- and transit-friendly alternative near the new freeway, plus allow for a..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Column by Carol Cespedes

Public Notice: Oaks, Highways, and No Pickleball?
A potpourri of upcoming happenings
"...chief of architecture and urban design for the Austin Transit Partner­ship; and Stan Wall of HR&A Advisors, which worked..."

Sept. 17, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Capital Metro Moves Ahead With Plans for Police Force
Officers in transit
"...board of directors endorsed a vision for expanding the transit agency's public safety department, which currently relies on part-time..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Every Comment Counts to Get TxDOT to Try Harder on Plans for I-35
A look at the many roads not taken
"...adding two "managed lanes" (high-occupancy, but not tolled or transit-only, so "managed" is a bit of a stretch) in..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway
Ballot initiative centered on APD staffing finds friends and foes
"...in addition to the unions that represent Capital Metro transit operators, local teachers, electrical workers, plumbers, and other trades...."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Gets Briefed on Controversial I-35 Expansion Plans
Let the road rage commence
"...Central project, adding two "managed" (but not tolled or transit-only, at least not yet) lanes that TxDOT District Engineer..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Work Matters
A look back at some of our most impactful reporting
"...cold and rainy day, you'd have been riding real transit in Austin for years now, and 250,000 or so..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Capital Metro's Project Connect program to overhaul Austin's mass transit system was awarded the "Next Big Idea" by the..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Feature

Council Backs New Housing on City-Owned Crestview Site
Multiuse proposal includes 344 housing units, plus service and retail space
"...Holdings to bring housing, parkland, retail space, and a transit plaza to the property at Ryan Drive and Justin..."

Aug. 27, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: Ain’t No Highway Wide Enough
TxDOT abandons any pretense of new thinking about I-35. It's time to stop them.
"...which have since been built, and with enhanced local transit that had been narrowly rejected by voters in 2000..."

Aug. 20, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Recap: A Balanced Budget, Without Much Drama
But many hours of deliberation over two days on the dais
"...earmarked a separate tax increase for the Project Connect transit expansion...."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Trade-Offs and Throughput
Oak Hill tree removal halted; Project Connect “15%” done
"...the planning is done for the massive Project Connect transit plan, which most notably includes the ambitious Blue and..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

On the Move All Her Life, UK Songwriter Jade Bird Finds Her Speed in Austin
"Austin feels quite grounded and down-to-earth, which just sort of mimics the English mentality"
"...as musicians you're always just a little person in transit," she considers. "You're never sitting in one place enough..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...a worker shortage that's impacted so many industries, Austin transit agency Capital Metro is in immediate need of bus..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Feature

Austin at Large: Location, Location, Dislocation
Decent housing for all Austinites "where it's needed." Where might that be?
"...that many of us have vested in a modern transit system, it will open up a fourth dimension in..."

July 23, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Undine
Love is like drowning in this German fairy tale-inspired romance
"...Beer and Rogowski are reunited after Petzold’s previous success, Transit, their chemistry just as burning, just as intertwined and..."

July 16, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Public Notice: Connecting with Project Connect
Capital Metro announces next round of public input on Orange, Blue light rail lines
"...will form the backbone of the planned Project Connect transit system. The live virtual meetings will be held July..."

July 9, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Austin at Large: The Rules No Longer Apply
Create decent housing for all Austinites (1 million and counting). Is it really so hard?
"...concrete where nobody lives and few people work, on transit lines even! Look how much of it has lingered..."

July 2, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

All Light, Everywhere
Chilling and insightful look at the birth of our surveillance culture
"...From the attempts to capture the Transit of Venus in the late 19th century and the..."

June 18, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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

Hit Brewery Row to Choose Your Own Austin FC Home Match Beer Adventure
How to get a little matchy-matchy with the city's first top-tier sports club and its many superb beer options
"...good news is that, in this typically antiquated mass transit city, there are a surprising number of ways to..."

June 18, 2021 Features Feature by Eric Puga

Austin at Large: Hit Me With Your Worst Shot
Doesn’t this weekend’s carnage illustrate exactly why policing as usual isn’t enough?
"...state law sits on the governor's desk, weakened in transit by the police lobby of which APA is a..."

June 18, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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