Author Archives: JGA

Tovo Connection

A letter to Council Member Kathie Tovo about Connections 2025. The subsidy per passenger for current CapMetro services.

Posted in Transit

Make Austin Roads Great Again

City Council’s mobility bond embraces futile road populism instead of much-needed mode shift. City Council’s mobility bond funds the corridor plan that will expand this section of FM 969 from four to six lanes. The design speed is 50 mph.

Posted in Development, Transit, Transportation

Corridor Correction

How to turn the Mayor’s $720 million bond proposal into a political winner that actually helps improve mobility.

Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation

Corridor Prospectus

Where the dollars get spent by each of the City of Austin’s Corridor Programs.

Posted in Fiscal, Transit, Transportation

Independent Majority

How this November’s mobility bond can help create a car-independent majority in Austin.

Posted in Transit, Transportation

Voter Guides for the 2016 Texas Primary

A list of voter guides for the 2016 Texas primary.

Posted in Helpers

Move People

How City Council can use the 2016 presidential election to enhance Austin’s mobility. Where the unsuccessful 2014 rail-and-roads bond referendum won and lost

Posted in Transit, Transportation

Q & A with James Nortey

Keep Austin Wonky interviews County Commissioner candidate James Nortey about his affordability plan.

Posted in Q & A

Q & A with Huey Rey Fischer

Keep Austin Wonky interviews Texas House candidate Huey Rey Fischer.

Posted in Q & A

Council Grades 2015

How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making. Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey

Posted in Energy, Fiscal, Housing, Public Safety, Transit, Transportation