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Austin Mayor Kirk Watson on U.S. House Transpo rail hearing: Texas needs intercity passenger rail corridors

November 29th, 2023
November 29, 2023 - TRA Newswire (Washington) -Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, invited today to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, said he is "eager to do anything I can to support intercity passenger rail...

Austin-to-San Antonio commuter train once again being discussed

October 11th, 2023
October 11, 2023 - KXAN.com -A long-held goal of some regional leaders, establishing regular commuter trains between Austin and San Antonio, may be getting back on track.Dedicated commuter rail service between the two cities could have a transformative impact on...

Rethink35 is suing TxDOT over I-35 expansion with broad community support

September 5th, 2023
September 1, 2023 - Austin Chronicle.com - TxDOT vs. basically everyone in Austin.Widespread opposition to the I-35 expansion has led to its logical conclusion: The Texas Department of Transportation is getting sued, and a whole lot of Austinites are on board.Wednesday, at a...

Some Austin City Council members join Rethink35 in opposition to I-35 expansion plan, rail was never considered

August 30th, 2023
August 30, 2023 - kvue.com - Several members of the Austin City Council are joining the group Rethink35 to speak out against a plan to widen Interstate 35.Earlier this month, the federal government gave environmental clearance for the I-35 Capital Express Central Project – a...

STUDY: Rail between San Antonio-Austin could have highest ridership out of any city pairs in Texas

June 26th, 2023
June 26, 2023 - RestartLoneStarRailDistrict.org - A recently published master's thesis found that a high-quality San Antonio to Austin train would have the highest ridership out of any other city pairs in Texas. Modeling results show that a train between the...

Austin Project Connect survives TX legislative session and proceeding with caution, new guidance

May 31st, 2023
May 31, 2023 - CBSAustin.com - A local multi-billion-dollar mass transit project is still on track despite efforts in the just-ended legislative session aimed at derailing it. Project Connect is moving forward with a slimmed-down initial plan to create a new light rail service connecting...

Austin looks at cost-cutting for its light rail projects

March 21st, 2023
March 21, 2023 - TRA Newswire - A billion dollars today doesn't buy you as much as two years ago. That's why Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) unveiled five options for the public today at a Austin Public Library open house for...

Travis County Commissioners want TxDOT to look at Austin-San Antonio rail

March 5th, 2023
March 5, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Texas Department of Transportation is planning a major overhaul of how traffic moves through Austin on Interstate 35 and it hasn't been sitting well with the public and Travis County Commissioners. The Commissioners, meeting...

Austin Project Connect update: Partnership formed to develop local transportation & infrastructure workforce

March 4th, 2023
March 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Austin Transit Partnership and Workforce Solutions Capital Area have announced a partnership that will aim to develop Austin’s workforce to accommodate the expanding infrastructure projects in Central Texas. The two organizations will create the...

New CEO at Austin CapMetro; New Exec. Director at Austin Transit Partnership soon

February 2nd, 2023
February 25, 2023 updated and corrected - TRA Newswire - Dottie Watkins, the interim head of Austin Capital Metro, can now drop the 'interim' tag on her title. The CapMetro Board voted this week to make Watkins President and CEO of...

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