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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

MPOs holding public meetings on Austin, San Antonio infrastructure plans

Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending. The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

‘Significant delays’ expected for weeks during Aquarena Springs overpass construction

Ongoing construction of a new railroad overpass will continue to pinch Aquarena Spring Drive from five lanes to two between Interstate 35 and Texas State University through late March.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prop. 1 passed. What’s next for Texas transportation?

With the support of 80 percent of Texas voters, Proposition 1 is expected to add billions to the state highway fund without raising taxes or fees. For lawmakers, state officials and local stakeholders, now the real work...

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

CAMPO slots $5.7M for Hays County roads

Hays County is expected to take in $5.7 million of the more than $100 million the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will dole out in federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years.

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