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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...

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Mark Jones: Austin leaders are wrong. Build SH 45 SW

Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner MARK JONES takes the Austin City Council to task for scrubbing SH 45 SW from its comprehensive master plan. The proposed road would connect Mopac in Austin with FM 1626 in Hays...

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, November 9th, 2009

Lone Star says rail project on track

The Lone Star Rail District, formerly called the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District, announced Monday that the goal of passenger rail from Georgetown to San Antonio is on track with the passage of several milestones in 2009.