A bipartisan group of San Antonio and Austin legislators is asking for a study of passenger rail connecting the cities before the next legislative session.
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) met on Monday to discuss transportation issues, such as the Lone Star Rail District (LSRD), which received special attention due to a recent conflict between the LSRD, the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The mayors of the four biggest cities along the San Antonio-Austin corridor said Friday that transportation remains a critical element in addressing the corridor’s continued growth and ever-worsening traffic congestion.
Last week, the Lone Star Rail District board of directors voted overwhelmingly to improve our region’s mobility by endorsing the completion of an environmental impact study already underway for a passenger rail line connecting San Antonio to Georgetown and cities in between.
The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin.
Funding discussions for the multi-billion dollar Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) project were pushed back to 2016 during a City Council meeting on Wednesday.
City leaders say a collaborative effort is needed to help the San Antonio area stave off a costly non-compliance designation for new ozone air pollution standards.
The San Antonio City Council unanimously passed a $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 Thursday morning.
If any further measures are needed to prove that Austin and San Antonio and everyone in between are going to be part of one vast metro area, it was visible in San Marcos on Thursday at the annual Growth Summit sponsored by the Business Journals in both cities.
Lone Star Rail District (LSRD), a proposed passenger rail project that would run between Austin and San Antonio, is seeking funding from VIA Metropolitan Transit.