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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many state and local leaders were more interested in the road’s unique financing: A private consortium designed and built the road...

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Commissioners welcome I-35 roadside assistance program

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday officially welcomed the Highway Emergency Response Operator program to Hays County.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hays hosting first briefing today on longterm road plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposed long-range transportation plan, the first of which is this afternoon in San Marcos.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

SH 45 SW survives the scalpel at CAMPO

Pct. 2 County Commissioner Mark Jones is continuing his efforts to advocate for the construction of SH 45 SW, the proposed 3.5-mile road connecting Loop 1 (MoPac) in Austin and FM 1626 in suburban Buda.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Hays County gets $1 million for Aquarena overpass

Hays County has committed $1 million from federal transportation funds to help pay for a railroad overpass on Aquarena Springs Drive if the money is used within three years.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

San Marcos awarded over $12 million in highway funds

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy board of directors awarded the City of San Marcos $6 million to widen and improve Hunter Road and $6.2 million for intersection improvements at Loop 82 and State Highway...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hays County pledges $5 million to kick start SH 45 SW

Hays County will chip in $5 million to help Travis County build the long awaited SH 45 SW, which would connect MoPac in Austin with FM 1626 in Hays County, under an offer approved this morning.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The List: Roads, trails Hays County wants in CAMPO master plan

In addition to keeping Texas 45 Southwest in the program, Hays County officials hope to add transportation projects totaling $473 million to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's 25-year master plan.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Hays County commissioners ask CAMPO to keep SH 45 SW on the table

While fighting off Travis County's efforts to kill the awaited arterial into Austin, local leaders are seeking inclusion of $473 million in other transportation projects that include widening U.S. 290, Ranch Road 12, FM 150 and the...

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