The City of Austin has spent more than $16 million over 20 years on a program meant to benefit residents who live near the Holly Power Plant in East Austin. But there are few tangible signs of that investment... Read On
Running the Mason Corridor's bus rapid-transit system will cost a lot more than Fort Collins officials originally expected. Operation and maintenance costs for the Mason Express, or MAX, system are projected to cost Transfort, the city's bus service, about $2.5 million a year... Read On
We’ve been working with Capital Metro to help communities in Austin understand the potential benefits of a streetcar, which would connect the University of Texas and the new Mueller Airport redevelopment to downtown and the new light rail commuter line.
It seems like a hazy memory to many - weekly meetings, fanfare and public forums for a Central Austin rail system began in late 2007 and then quietly faded in 2008. But city of Austin officials, as part of a larger strategic mobility plan, have dusted off work done on the proposed urban rail and are preparing to resurrect the concept.....
After two years of debates and committee meetings, Austin officials have unveiled a broad vision for growth that condemns traditional suburban development and is garnering both praise and skepticism... Read On
Much has been speculated about the death of the mall and what to do about it, and solutions vary. One very innovative re-use of an aging, enclosed mall can be found in Austin, Texas, where a local community college is taking over the space... Read On
How much "urban rail" can you buy for $200 million ? Not very much, according to City of Austin figures, and certainly not enough to make a success of what might be the area's sophomore foray into rail transit... Read On
The housing and transit event was hosted by The University of Texas Opportunity Forum and HousingWorks Austin, and was attended by a variety of city employees, nonprofit organizations and community volunteers and leaders... Read On