Should You Pay More to Park Downtown?

The City of Austin is considering extending parking-meter hours in the downtown area. This would create more turnover of parking spaces and increase revenue but is is the best option? Let the city know what you think by taking their survey.  You can also read the background and research on the issue at the city’s […]

Waller Creek Tunnel Project Gets Underway

The Waller Creek Tunnel Project gets underway today.  Crews will begin renovating a pedestrian bridge in preparation for the project.  While planning has been underway for years, this marks the first visible signs of construction. Once completed, the Waller Creek Tunnel Project will have removed approximately 28 acres from the flood zone along Waller Creek stretching from Lady […]

Austin Area Roads To Be Improved By Federal Stimulus Bill

The Texas Transportation Commission has decided to spend $1.s billlion to move forward on several area road projects. These projects include: flyover bridges at U.S. 290 and U.S. 183 a new I-35 bridge in Buda the widening of FM 1460 in Round Rock So it appears there is some good news to this mess we’re […]

Austin Tops Forbes List of Best-Value Cities

Austin is #1 on the Forbes list of cities where you get the most bang for your buck.  Forbe’s used five factors to determine their list.  Here are the factors with Austin’s ranking for each: Job Growth Projections Rank: 1 Inflation Rank: 24 Median House Price/Median Household Income Rank: 8 Median Income/Cost of Living Index […]