Today’s Headlines

  • Should We Move More Oil and Gas Freight By Other Modes to Reduce the Stress on Roads? (TTI)
  • TXDOT Proposal for Oklahoma-South Texas Rail Wouldn’t Actually Stop in Urban Austin (KVUE)
  • Houston Metro Will Give You Free Transit Passes for Catching Pokemon on the Bus (Metro)
  • Citizen Demand Response System for Potholes May Be Prioritizing Suburban Residents (Houston Chron)
  • Jeff Moseley Moves From Texas Transportation Commission to Private HSR Company (Texas Central)
  • Anti-Flooding Neighborhood Group Opposes Spending City Wad on Mobility (Central Austin CDC)
  • Council of Zoning Elders Narrowly Approves Major Walkable Urban Project (Austin Monitor)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Kevin Miller

    But would the OK-to-south-Texas rail be the long-wished-for alternate rail route that could open up the possibility for Lone Star Rail?

    • Jay Blazek Crossley

      Lone Star Rail proposes its Austin station to be at the Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment in the urban core with a walkscore of 90, transit score of 71, and bikescore of 96.

      The TXDOT / FRA proposes its Austin station at Bergstrom Airport, with a walkscore of 6, transit score of 0, and bikescore of 25.

      So this might not be what everyone has long wished for. (unless of course these plans are not over and this particularly important detail can be fixed)