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At Circuit of The Americas in South Austin, the world's premier motorsport series, the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix, is taking place this weekend.
Epoch Coffee, one of Austin's longtime cafes, is expanding with two new locations. The first will open in ... Then the fourth location will be found within the Plaza Saltillo redevelopment, next to the MetroRail station of the same name. There's no ...

The architectural team of John C. Austin, Albert C. Martin and John Parkinson created a tall central tower, built with concrete mixed with sand from each of California's 58 counties.
Tommy is growing and it's hard to believe he's been with us for a month and a half. He conquered the airport and now it's time to tackle the train.
Plagued by flat ridership and buoyed by $10 million a year in taxpayer subsidies, capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's MetroRail announced it would accept cash only by Oct. 23 at the nine stations on its single line. MetroRail officials ...
Beginning today you may not be able to use your credit card to purchase tickets at capital Metro's MetroRail stations, but you still will be able to make credit card purchases on their app.

Austin (KXAN) - capital Metro is getting rid of debit and credit cards for MetroRail. It's now cash only if you pay at the train vending machines.
The architectural team of John C. Austin, Albert C. Martin and John Parkinson created a tall central tower, built with concrete mixed with sand from each of California's 58 counties.
Austin (KXAN) - If you plan to take the MetroRail you should probably stop by an ATM first. Ticket kiosk for MetroRail tickets. (KXAN Photo/Amanda Dugan). Starting on Monday, the ticket vending machines will not longer accept credit or debit cards.
The architectural team of John C. Austin, Albert C. Martin and John Parkinson created a tall central tower, built with concrete mixed with sand from each of California's 58 counties.
Starting next week, Austin's MetroRail system will be changing the way people purchase their tickets. Beginning Monday, Oct. 10th, ticket vending machines (TVM's) at MetroRail stations will no longer accept debit/credit card. Metro riders can still use ...
This month local nonprofit Austin Diaper Bank aims to reach 100,000 in diaper donations. Through donations the organization is able to help 4,000 residents each year.
In November 1978, News Photographer Bill Dyviniak grabbed his camera to take a few shots in the area we now call the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Austin City Limits Festival provides FREE shuttles that pick patrons up at Republic Square at the corner of 4th and Guadalupe Street and drops them off at the entrance on Barton Springs Road.
Austin, Texas, and the Georgetown area of Washington, DC, are also considering gondola systems, it noted. The disadvantage is that aerial ... The investigation found that most of the activity centers are already served by planned or existing transit ...
$19.6 million: purchasing four new rail vehicles to increase frequency on MetroRail and make improvements to the downtown MetroRail station adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. These projects are primarily funded through a $50 million grant from ...
Austin (KXAN) - As the Pecan Street Festival takes over Sixth Street, capital Metro will offer extended hours on MetroRail to help alleviate traffic congestion. Service will begin early Saturday, with the first southbound departure leaving the Kramer ...

For years now, Austin designer Jared Ficklin has been preaching the gospel of urban cable - the concept of using gondolas whisking commuters and tourists to and from downtown, the airport, wherever, solving at least some of Austin's transit woes ...
Austin, Texas -- Zilker Park will be the place for music lovers to be across the weekends of Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8 during the Austin City Limits ... MetroRail will run all weekend for both weekends. Ride the train to Downtown Station, then ...
Matthew Ludlum, a Northwest Austin resident, said he commutes to downtown Austin via MetroRail a few times each week.
Seemingly in response to that, the services that would see the largest increase in vehicle miles and hours of service are the paratransit MetroAccess and those that target suburban areas: MetroRail, ExpressBus and the capital Area Regional ...
For those who prefer public transit, The Michael is also within walking distance of the Lakeline Metrorail station. "StreetLights focuses on creating walkable neighborhoods that provide a strong sense of community," said StreetLights CEO Doug Chesnut.
If it can't be done in part via Metrorail, because of SGR demands and time constraints, fine, but the failure to acknowledge the need and to provide a plan for integrated overnight transit service, to me, is a severe dereliction, but again, an ...
MetroRail riders can still use debit or credit cards to buy ride fare on the phone app, online or at the transit store at 209 W. Ninth St., Austin, according to capital Metro. Customers will also be able to buy train passes at retail outlets including ...
... Minute Maid Park and BBVA Compass Stadium. Nearby transportation includes the Bell Station Metrorail stop, providing access to areas including the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world and an economic driver of the Houston ...
capital Metro's plans to build a permanent downtown Austin station for its MetroRail service could move ahead later this month after being scrutinized by City Council.
Acquired by H&TC and converted to standard gauge, it is now used by the Austin steam Train Association for excursions based in Cedar Park and by CapMetro's MetroRail for the commuter line to Leander. Yet another line, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass, ...
It is near the Bell Station Metrorail stop, providing residents with access via public transportation to the surrounding areas including the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world and a large economic driver within the Houston ...
The agency has already conducted four open houses across Austin to show off the draft details of Connections 2025, which lays out the long-range road map for transit service across the region.
There will be no MetroRail, Night Owl, UT Shuttle or E-Bus service. All MetroAccess subscription trips are canceled. MetroAccess customers can call 512-852-7272 to reschedule trips scheduled for Monday.
Williamson County offices are closed Monday with the exception of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, which will be open for regular business hours.
Yes, Austin has MetroRail, a light rail that runs from Leander to downtown. Republicans don't like it, either. A recent Forbes magazine article by a longtime right-wing opponent of rail calls it "perhaps America's leading rail transit failure.
Located along Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues and Elm Street, the festival is a short walk from the Bethesda Metrorail Station.
Like everyone else with a stake in Austin's transportation systems, Cap Metro CEO Linda Watson sees the problems they have to overcome, but she also sees the opportunities ahead.
Bus rapid transit down I-35, a more robust network of high-frequency routes, 24-7 MetroRapid service and a greater investment in east-west transportation links form the backbone of capital Metro's preliminary vision for its 10-year plan.
Of the top 10 cities named, Leander has the most affordable houses, with a median home value at $154,500 - or about half of the value of homes in Austin. Leander was ranked tenth when it comes to the percentage of families (nearly 52 percent) with ...
With the development of Austin Community College's San Gabriel campus and St. David's Emergency Center in north Leander, city stakeholders expect other developments, such as apartment complexes and big-box stores, to also come to the region.
"The only reason cities build rail is there is a huge rail construction industry that promotes it," he said. Closer to home, Hall points to Austin, where just 0.075 percent of the metro population uses light rail. A recent essay in Forbes magazine ...
With new residential options becoming available, and even a new school - the high school for the Performing and Visual arts is opening a location on Austin Street between Capitol and Rusk, visiting, stay-cationing, even living in Downtown Houston is ...
Public hearings on the matter, heard before Council began deliberations, were dominated by calls from transit advocates to add to the bond package a $400 million "starter" light-rail line running between capital Metro's Crestview Metrorail station down ...
The METRORail does a great job moving people around during RodeoHouston season and all, but beyond that things would turn savage quickly.
The projects in the proposed budget include extending Metro Drive to provide not only a connection between U.S. 183 and the future Austin Community College campus in Leander, but also a link between the capital Metro rail station and the campus.
A contributor to Forbes who visited the city for a few days had left behind his impressions of Austin's modest MetroRail line. Saying the system suffered from all of the worst traits of commuter rail around the country, he concluded MetroRail stood "as ...
In fact, Cityline's proximity to the MetroRail station, as well as bike lanes and bus routes, is a key component of the project.
Forbes calls MetroRail 'perhaps America's leading rail transit failure,' Austin American-Statesman. Eagle Ford Shale small town sues Railroad Commission of Texas over oil and gas waste pit, San Antonio Express-News.
Washington, D.C.'s Metro rail system might be the next target for privatization. Because of ... However, Austin, Texas, was able to force Uber and its competitor Lyft to stop operating in May, after both companies refused to comply with safety regulations.
Meanwhile, some dude writing for Forbes recently called Austin's MetroRail system "America's leading rail transit failure.
Just after closing time early Sunday morning, havoc erupted on Sixth Street in downtown Austin when a man began firing shots into the crowd, leaving one dead and four more injured.
Austin, Texas - Normally, Austin, Texas gets nothing but praise from the business and financial news magazine Forbes.
capital Metro's MLK MetroRail station is nearby, at 1719 Alexander Ave. The development should be completed by late 2017, Cityline companies said this week.







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