23 hours ago
Capital Metro in Austin, Texas recently published a set of outstanding resources for planning and designing Transit Oriented Development: a Transit Design Guide, a TOD Priority Tool and a TOD Guide. Way to go, Austin!
6 days ago
Capital Metro is growing a new generation of public transit riders.
November 5, 2018, 6am PST
Faced growing housing costs and limited funding and resources for struggling homeowners and renters, the city of Austin has ramped up efforts to identify and lobby for housing policy changes.
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
October 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Austin scooter traffic is rising, so why not make room for them?
September 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A chance to participate in a lottery, which gets winners on a waitlist for federal housing assistance, pops up on the calendar as frequently as the Summer Olympics.
August 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
A political decision by the Texas Transportation Commission last December to drop projects which included toll lanes was thought to doom 15 road expansions from their 10-year capital plan, but some will go forward with HOV as opposed to HOT lanes.
August 25, 2018, 11am PDT
Even after factoring in insurance, parking, depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance and licensing, urban dwellers would pay half the costs to travel, on average, nearly 11,000 miles annually in their own new car rather than relying on ride-hailing.
August 16, 2018, 7am PDT
The Austin City Council approved plans for a new, privately financed soccer stadium to become the future home of the team currently known as the Columbus Crew.
August 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's ambitious process of rewriting its Land Development Code has lost political support.
July 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
The new Futures Command will employ 500 employees and represents a big win for the city of Austin in a national economic development process landscape increasingly marked by competitive bid processes.
Associated Press via Houston Chronicle
July 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
Austin is one of the first cities where users can use Uber's new bike share system, after the transportation network company branched out earlier this year.
July 2, 2018, 10am PDT
In a new report, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group describe nine costly highway projects amounting to $30 billion in their fourth annual "Highway Boondoggles" report. All share the theme of induced travel demand.
June 11, 2018, 11am PDT
A call for civility amid the great zoning debate in Austin, Texas.
June 11, 2018, 8am PDT
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
June 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
May 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
Connecthings, a transit app for the blind, is undergoing a trial that will connect its information to the popular wayfinding App BlindSquare in an Austin trial.
April 28, 2018, 7am PDT
Unlike previous generations that fled cities, in part over of fears of crime, today people leave many cities because they can't afford them.
April 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?