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Glenn Gaven : The Sad Saga of Austin’s $10 Million Concrete Path

Austin City Councilman Chris Riley on his trusty steed. Image from chrisforaustin.com. Taken for a ride: The sad saga of the$10 million concrete path It is no coincidence that this segment of concrete treasure will run along part of Austin … Continue reading

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New Urbanism : Transportation Fantasia in Central Texas

Cloning the evil broom:Kirk Watson and the New Urbanists By Glenn Gaven / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 In the movie Fantasia, Mickey chops the evil broom into bits only to have them transform into a whole army … Continue reading

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Austin Transit Threatening to Hike Fares Again

February 7, 1940, marked a dramatic change for Austin commuters. At 1:40 p.m. 500 Austinites boarded the electric streetcars at 6th and Congress for one final ride. The ceremonial ride also launched the Austin Transit Company’s brand new fleet of … Continue reading

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Austin Buses : Fare Hike Means More Traffic, Pollution

Waiting for a bus on the Rio Grande campus of Austin Community College. Photo by Alberto Martinez / Austin American-Statesman. Transit officials in Austin refuse to even acknowledge the relationship between fare hikes and ridership loss. Their estimates for the … Continue reading

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Austin Metro Policies Are Creating Fewer Riders and More Pollution

Capital Metro and the EnvironmentBy Glenn Gaven / The Rag Blog / May 7, 2009 As EPA clean air requirements become more stringent, Texas’ Travis County is poised to enter a new phase of its non-attainment status. For the first … Continue reading

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