Tell the feds your thoughts on CAMPO’s performance

Every four years, MPOs are subject to federal review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). As part of this process, these agencies want to hear from the public about how regional transportation projects affect our lives and what we think can be improved. This evening, from 5pm to 7pm at UT campus (2405 Robert …

CAMPO’s demographic makeup raises concerns for regional equity

Metropolitan Planning Organizations rely on advisory committees to review work produced by their staff and to make recommendations to their decision making bodies, who then have the final say on all projects and every dollar of regional transportation funds. CAMPO, the Austin region’s MPO, has a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of appointed representatives from local governments and transit agencies. They …

$482m for safer Austin traffic corridors

In 2016, Austin voters approved a $720 million transportation bond. The city branded it as a Mobility Bond and authorized a Contract with Voters to facilitate accountability of such a large-scale set of expenditures. The contract lays out how the bond money should be split among three categories. $137m for local mobility projects, $101m for regional projects, and $482m is specifically allocated …