Today’s Headlines

  • Are We Building Too Much Parking? (Houston Chron)
  • TxDOT proposes converting Hwy. 290 main lane to HOV lane during off-peak hours, will host public meeting in October (Community Impact)
  • Capital Metro: Exclusive pathways necessary for high-capacity transit (Community Impact)
  • Neighborhood road becomes rush detour (KVUE)
  • Austinites to celebrate open spaces this Friday, Sept. 21 for global Park(ing) Day (Community Impact)

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