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Urban Rail Comment Period Ends Friday
Proposed line would run from Mueller to ABIA via Downtown
"...wrapping up the public input period on the proposed urban rail line, part of the environmental impact process required..."

April 26, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Urban Rail: Which Way to Connect?
Project Connect recommends a rail corridor – and transit advocates board opposing trains
"...Leffingwell to advise city officials on the development of urban rail, approved Project Connect's sub-corridor recommendations of East Riverside..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Mac McCann

Urban Rail Meetings
City holding forums as part of FTA review
"...After Capital Metro's Red Line, does Austin want more rail? The city government wants your input in a series..."

March 25, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

"Three Incontrovertible Facts" About Urban Rail Line
"...On June 26th, the City Council passed Austin’s first urban rail line route. Public testimony was limited, but I..."

July 21, 2014 Postmarks

Urban Rail Public Meetings
City seeks input on proposed rail project
"...Does Austin want more rail? That's what the city wants to know from residents..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Why Rail?
The city is pushing for a 2012 vote to build urban rail. The critics are asking, 'Who needs it?'
"...Club – and you may come away convinced that rail-based mass transit is about as desirable for a city..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Mayor Kills Nov. Rail Vote
No 2010 bond referendum for urban rail
"...killing Austin voters' opportunity to approve bond funding for urban rail in November. Council was to vote on this..."

March 10, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Leffingwell Proposes Rail/Comp Bond Vote in 2012
Change to city attorney's office, single-member districts also
"...what does this mean for future bond packages on urban rail and a comprehensive bond election? – got an..."

June 16, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Mayor: Rail Should Wait
Mayor Lee Leffingwell says urban rail needs more time
"...plans for operations, management, and financing of an Austin urban rail system remain sufficiently in doubt to make a..."

June 1, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Rail Reactions
Mayor Pro Tem chimes in on rail delay
"...Should we be surprised at the news of a rail delay?..."

March 10, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

More 'No Rail' Reactions
Council members respond
" council members to Mayor Lee Leffingwell's "No 2010 Rail Vote" announcement, more below...."

March 10, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...$400 million for road improvements and $600 million for urban rail. The $600 million would cover a little less..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Should Be Vote on Rail
"...Dear Editor: Regarding "Spring Train-ing: Warm-up for another urban rail campaign" (News, Feb. 22): The baseball metaphor found..."

March 5, 2013 Postmarks

City Hall Hustle: Riding the Riverside Rail
Which comes first, the train or the passengers?
"...signal the storied drive's importance to infill development and urban rail. While no route's been set in stone, it..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories: The Rail Learning Curve
Spillar outlines city plan to avoid Cap Metro's missteps
"...Can the city's proposed Austin Urban Rail avoid the persistent problems of Capital Metro's Red..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

CCAG Recommends Rail Plan
Task force forwards 'Central Corridor' project to Council, Cap Metro
"...Team’s recommendation, originally presented in May, features a 9.5-mile urban rail investment that includes 16 stations and 4 park..."

June 13, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Austin Rail Planning 'Off-Track' Again?
"...Dear Editor, Almost 40 years after the first “urban” passenger rail was proposed for Austin (presented to Austin..."

May 30, 2012 Postmarks

Open Up the Rail Dialogue
"...Dear Editor, I am a transit advocate and support rail in Austin. The city has not allowed for open..."

Feb. 26, 2013 Postmarks

Forcing the Rail System
"...Dear Editor, I lived in Houston while their rail system was under construction [“A Great Big Bundle of..."

Aug. 12, 2014 Postmarks

Leffingwell Announces ‘Rail – or Fail’
In final ‘State of the City’ address, mayor strongly pushes urban rail
"...Leffingwell spoke at length about mass transit – particularly rail – and said that while we have done well..."

Feb. 25, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Urban Planning: A Roundup
How Austin is working toward getting better by design
"...economic downcycle is the ideal time to invest in urban-planning efforts. Without the pressures of fast-paced development activity created..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Rail Revival?
Proposed Austin-San Antonio rail line could take commuters all the way from Georgetown to downtown San Antonio on a Union Pacific freight corridor with 15 stops
"...plans to add spurs to its modest Leander-to-downtown commuter rail line, but an even bigger rail project looms on..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Chasing Rail
City ponders how to pay for urban rail
"...When we last left the urban rail discussion (see "Why Rail?" April 8), Mayor Lee..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Tired Of Nichols' Diatribes Against Rail
"...Editor, I am tired of Lee Nichols' diatribes against rail. His articles on the Red Line have been one-sided..."

April 12, 2011 Postmarks

Light Rail Has and Is Working
"...Dear Editor, Light rail has successfully attracted choice riders (defined as those who..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Postmarks

November Calling: PACs Form on Rail Vote
Groups organizing for and against potential bond proposition
"...“all transportation options,” its logo and vision statement are rail-centric: “Transportation is inextricably tied to many other concerns in..."

April 8, 2014 News Post by Mac McCann

Finding Rail Route Complicated
"...Dear Editor, Michael King, in “The Reading Railroad” [News, May 10], while making valuable points, seems to..."

May 15, 2013 Postmarks

You've Got Rail!
Commuter rail springs to life
"...burning through its savings, the launch of the new MetroRail commuter line was a year behind schedule, and finally,..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Project Connect: Three Rail Plans Mulled for CCAG
Advisory Group looks at three options, plus costs
"...with an estimated daily ridership of 16,000-20,000, the complete urban rail plan would run about 9.5 miles, from Riverside/Grove..."

May 23, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Cap Metro Testing Out Rail Cars
Service begins 2008
"...PRESS RELEASE from Cap Metro: Capital MetroRail is on the Move On Track Testing Begins Tonight..."

Dec. 18, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

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