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Bell Blvd. improvement survey draws feedback

Drivers on Bell Boulevard south of Whitestone Boulevard often encounter heavy traffic. But business owners say poor visibility and limited road access keeps the same commuters from finding them

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Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes—7, 20, 300, 325 and 331—that connect to its MetroRapid bus service.

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro to increase frequency on five high-ridership bus routes

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes that connect to its MetroRapid bus service. more »

Mar 24, 2015 2:12 PM Austin Metro

At the Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park, a human plastinate from the Body Worlds traveling exhibit strikes a pose familiar to rodeo fans.

Stephen Burnett

First science and technology museum in Central Texas opens in Cedar Park

Nonprofit Texas Museum of Science & Technology, or TXMOST, opens its doors as Central Texas’ first science and technology museum March 20 at a temporary location at 1220 Toro Grande Drive in Cedar Park. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 4 Comments

In-N-Out Burger opened Dec. 12 in Austin.

Joe Lanane

In-N-Out Burger coming to South Lamar Boulevard

In-N-Out Burger will open a second city of Austin location on South Lamar Boulevard, a company spokesman confirmed March 19. more »

Mar 19, 2015 12:23 PM Central Austin

Austin city officials detail safety precautions for SXSW

Nearly one year after a rogue vehicle drove into a crowd of South by Southwest attendees, Austin city officials have announced new safety precautions in place during this year's Music and Media Conference. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:37 AM Central Austin

2040 plan revenue sources

Courtesy CAMPO

CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

Courtesy Brio Photography

SXSW Roundup: Transportation groups plan for SXSW service

Several transportation organizations are rolling out new or extended services in time for the South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals on March 13–22. more »

Mar 9, 2015 7:01 AM Austin Metro

Austin Community College's newest campus at the former Highland Mall will open this fall.

Courtesy Austin Community College

ACC board sorts through bond construction projects

The wheels are already turning on multiple Austin Community College construction projects funded by a successful bond election last November. more »

Mar 6, 2015 10:42 AM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

Courtesy city of Austin

UPDATE: Proposed pro golf venue sent to council committees

A proposed professional-quality golf course facility will be considered for the first time by the new 11-member Austin City Council during its March 5 meeting. more »

Mar 3, 2015 8:46 AM Central Austin

Photo courtesy Capital Metro

CapMetro to engage cyclists, enable passengers to track buses

Capital Metro launched location tracking for its entire bus fleet Feb. 23, and now the public transit group intends to host a forum to further engage bikers. more »

Mar 3, 2015 9:27 AM Central Austin

Austin Marathon Director John Conley (left) addresses a crowd of employees at Freescale Semiconductor Inc. as CEO Gregg Lowe looks on.

Joe Olivieri

Freescale to merge with Netherlands-based company in 2015

Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. will merge with Netherlands-based company NXP Semiconductors N.V. in mid-2015 as part of an agreement announced March 2. more »

Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Austin ISD board mulls Mueller campus option

During its March 2 dialogue meeting, the Austin ISD board of trustees revisited its discussion about development of a possible AISD campus on a 10-acre site that is part of the Mueller development, which is seeking a school. more »

Mar 2, 2015 9:35 PM 2 Comments

Construction is underway on Research Park V, the newest building at the Research Park Plaza office park.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Commercial real estate market heats up

As Northwest Austin becomes an increasingly desirable market in which to live and work, commercial landlords of both newer and older office buildings are working to produce more updated and progressive properties to meet tenants’ needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Overnight concrete pouring debate highlights downtown Austin growing pains

Two of the city’s biggest stakeholders are at odds over whether to allow overnight concrete pouring at downtown Austin construction sites. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin 3 Comments

Waller Creek project proceeds with new leader

Energized by new leadership, the nonprofit Waller Creek Conservancy is ready to ramp up efforts to redevelop the mile-and-a-half creek along downtown’s east side. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

If built, the proposed SH 45 SW tollway would connect to 
Loop 1 at its intersection with SH 45 in Southwest Austin.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

SH 45 SW closer to construction

SH 45 SW, the long-anticipated and controversial roadway linking Loop 1 in Southwest Austin to FM 1626 in Hays County, inched closer to construction in late January. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 3 Comments

Facing food insecurity in Southwest Austin

Food insecurity—defined as not knowing where your next meal will come from—affects families and individuals throughout the city, including parts of Southwest Austin. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation funding problem on the horizon: the Highway Trust Fund. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Texas Legislature to consider allowing Travis Co. to raise vehicle fees for road projects

Two bills filed by Austin lawmakers could give Travis County the authority to increase vehicle registration fees by $10 to fund transportation projects. more »

Feb 19, 2015 4:55 PM Northwest Austin

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