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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Toll lanes on MoPac aim to ease way for cars — and buses

In 2015, an 11-mile stretch of Austin’s MoPac Boulevard will expand to eight lanes from six. The two new lanes will be tolled, giving drivers the chance to pay a premium to avoid the road’s frequent congestion. Local officials are optimistic that frustrated commuters will notice that it is not only personal vehicles zipping past them on...

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.

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Pilot in Austin suicide had San Marcos tie

Joe Stack, the pilot presumed dead after his plane crashed into an Austin office building Thursday, gave a San Marcos address when he originally registered his website. Stack left a note complaining about the IRS, the Catholic...

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Residents push TxDOT for action on FM 1626

About 300 Buda-area residents, upset with crawling progress on improvements to FM 1626, attended a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) Tuesday night at Elm Grove Elementary School and asked for the...

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