Author: Laura Thomas

TXDOT’s Unified Transportation Program needs your feedback

The public comment period for Texas Department of Transportation’s Unified Transportation Program (UTP) is now open. The UTP is a ten-year plan that guides transportation strategies and spending within the state. Unfortunately, the plan has historically been hindered by a lack of citizen participation and questionable priorities. Last year’s UTP received only 23 comments for…

By Laura Thomas August 5, 2018 Off

The Case for Austin’s Transit-Oriented Development Fund

Austin’s need for equitable transit-oriented development is apparent. TOD allows meaningful access to affordable, healthy lifestyles, yet our development regulations have created a perverted marketplace that does not provide these options for most people. We can give more people affordable, multi-modal access to all the necessities and amenities of metropolitan life, along with all the…

By Laura Thomas July 16, 2018 Off