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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Audio: Is light rail going to solve Austin’s road congestion?

As the debate over rail projects takes place on state and local levels, Austin voters will weigh in this year on a ballot measure that would allow the city to borrow money toward expanding its light-rail network. But nobody is touting the plan as a clear solution to the city's congestion.

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Federal studies announced for Texas high-speed rail

The federal government, Texas and a private company are collectively working on two studies to assess the impact of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx confirmed Tuesday.

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....

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Meetings slated on roads, public transportation

Residents are invited to two public meetings scheduled this month in Kyle on transportation issues.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

City holding meeting on proposed urban transit district

The city of San Marcos will sponsor a public hearing on Thursday, June 21 seeking citizen comments on the creation of an urban transit district for the San Marcos area.

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