FM 2978 corridor to receive improvements through Proposition 1, federal, TxDOT funds

The FM 2978 corridor is expected to receive some long-anticipated mobility improvements in late 2015 or early 2016. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:26 AM Tomball | Magnolia

The construction of an overpass at the intersection of FM 1774 and FM 1488 in Magnolia is one of 77 mobility projects proposed for funding in the May 9 bond election.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Montgomery County to vote on $350 million road bond

Montgomery County voters will have an opportunity to head to the polls May 9 and weigh in on a $350 million mobility bond referendum representing 77 roadway projects. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:12 AM , Tomball | Magnolia 1 Comments

Program combines auto registration, inspection stickers

Texas has combined vehicle registration and inspection stickers as of March 1 in its newly launched “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. more »

Mar 17, 2015 1:30 PM Pearland | Friendswood

The two pocket patio areas will take up four parking spaces.

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Pocket patio to replace four Congress Avenue parking spots this summer

Four parking spaces at the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and Eighth Street will become a pocket patio by summer. more »

Mar 17, 2015 9:51 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

TxDOT approves Greater Houston area road projects to receive Prop. 1 funds

The Texas Department of Transportation approved 12 previously unfunded transportation projects in the Greater Houston area—three of which are in Fort Bend County—that will be funded this year as a result of the passing of Proposition 1 last November. more »

Mar 4, 2015 6:30 AM , Sugar Land | Missouri City

Montgomery County sets May election date for $350 million road bond

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a $350 million road bond election for May 9—even with public concerns being raised about the effect a proposed Woodlands Parkway extension would have on traffic in The Woodlands. more »

Feb 23, 2015 6:02 PM Tomball | Magnolia

Work concludes on Davis, Deer project

As of February, the city of Austin’s roadwork on Davis and Deer lanes is complete after more than a year of construction and delays. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Roadwork at Brodie, Davis lanes slated to wrap up by February

Construction at Brodie and Davis lanes was still continuing on Jan. 22 after more than a year of work on the project to update the intersection. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 1 Comments

Southwest Austin residents learned about proposed projects to alleviate traffic congestion at the Y at Oak Hill intersection as part of an Oak Hill Parkway environmental study open house Jan. 20 at Covington Middle School.

Kelli Weldon

Two projects, no-build option considered for Y at Oak Hill

Southwest Austin residents scrutinized maps showing plans for the latest two proposed projects to alleviate traffic congestion at the Y at Oak Hill intersection, where Hwy. 290 meets Hwy. 71. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

A panel of legislators discuss transportation issues in the Houston region at the 2015 annual Transportation Advocacy Group.

Ariel Carmona Jr.

Legislators give update on transportation at TAG meeting

Despite the overwhelming approval of Proposition 1 at the polls last November, legislators instrumental in passing the state Constitutional amendment say the measure, which provides funding for road improvements and in more »

Jan 7, 2015 3:00 PM Spring | Klein

Lavaca St. will reduce to two lanes from Oct. 13 until January.

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Lavaca Street to face lane closures

The city of Austin will shut down lanes on Lavaca Street beginning Oct. 13. more »

Oct 13, 2014 10:53 AM Central Austin 2 Comments

A survey asks members of downtown Austin's entertainment industry about their parking needs and concerns.

Courtesy ATX Safer Streets

Survey seeks answers to downtown parking problems

A new survey asks Austin’s entertainment industry about downtown parking challenges. more »

Aug 4, 2014 7:21 AM Central Austin

Workers modify a traffic signal pole July 19 at the newly reopened intersection of Crystal Falls Parkway and US 183 in Leander.

Stephen Burnett

Leander reopens Crystal Falls Parkway at US 183

Drivers can again use the intersection of Crystal Falls Parkway and US 183 in Leander after city engineers reopened the junction July 19. more »

Jul 30, 2014 1:58 PM Leander | Cedar Park

Voters to determine fate of state highway fund

This November, Texas voters will decide whether money from oil and gas production tax revenue can be used to help fund the state’s transportation projects. more »

Jul 16, 2014 12:00 AM , Cy-Fair

The MetroRapid buses have a distinctive red and silver paint job.

New MetroRapid route to begin road tests

Capital Metro’s second MetroRapid line will begin road tests July 15. The road test will begin at 4:30 a.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. more »

Jul 11, 2014 3:24 PM Central Austin 2 Comments

Texas DMV prepares for transition to single sticker system

Next March, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will begin transitioning over to a new vehicle inspection and registration system that will require motorists to display only one windshield sticker. more »

Jul 2, 2014 3:10 PM Cy-Fair 5 Comments

An empty 10.5-acre plot next to the Plaza Saltillo train station in East Austin will soon be developed.

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro picks developer for property near train station

Capital Metro has selected a potential developer to bring life to one of Central Austin’s largest vacant properties that also happens to be along the public transit agency’s existing rail line. more »

Jun 25, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

At an Oak Hill Parkway open house June 17, local residents reviewed potential design concepts to help alleviate congestion at the Y at Oak Hill.

Kelli Weldon

Residents help narrow down concepts for Y at Oak Hill redesign

Some proposed concepts to redesign the Y at Oak Hill where Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 71 intersect are moving forward as part of the ongoing Oak Hill Parkway environmental study to address long-term congestion. more »

Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Weber preaches ‘multi-modal’ for future of Texas transportation

Although he has only been on the job about a month and a half with the Texas Department of Transportation, Joe Weber is already urging change for the future of transportation in Texas. more »

Jun 13, 2014 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 1 Comments