Tag Archives: CAMPO

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METRO | Austin area transportation planning update

Now is a good time to pause and reflect. I-35 in downtown Austin. Photo by Todd Morris / Flickr / Creative Commons. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2020 AUSTIN — The federally-required CAMPO planning process … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

Widening roads in cities like Austin only makes congestion worse as political pressure works against smart transportation planning. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2016 Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : Is Austin’s ‘Strategic Mobility Plan’ smart planning or a billion dollar boondoggle?

What most voters probably don’t know about Austin’s upcoming big bucks transportation bond package. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2014 [Roger Baker joined Austin community activist Bill Oakey and host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

…which clearly isn’t the way Mayor Leffingwell sees it, since he cut me off during the CAMPO meeting. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 15, 2014 AUSTIN — I make it my regular habit, as a hobby … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

We look at? the climate science that warns that Austin faces serious water supply problems, and at the roles played by transportation planning and suburban sprawl in that crisis. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 … Continue reading

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Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 2

We look at the water-blind politics of Central Texas growth planning, and the developer-friendly role of regional transportation planning group CAMPO. Water use chart from stateimpact.npr. In the graphic above, one can see a dramatic shift to municipal use as … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Austin’s New Transportation Plan Throws a Few Curves

Bumpy road ahead?Austin’s new long-range transportation plan By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / March 23, 2010 The background The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) recently unveiled its new 2035 long-range draft transportation plan; “People, Planning and Preparing … Continue reading

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Central Texas Roads : Not Enough Money or (Soon) Water

This graphic from the Austin American-Statesman presents an optimistic funding projection.Road Planners face huge budget shortfalls, try to ignore looming water shortages By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2009 Consider the emerging factors affecting most transportation … Continue reading

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