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Bullet Train Speeds Up

Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes? Plans for 205-MPH bullet train speed up

By Claire St. Amant

The proposed high-speed train project between Houston and Dallas is about to cross into new territory. The much-discussed transportation option is finally headed for a major review, federal officia ...

Transit Talk

Austin MetroRail to double its capacity with expansion plans

By Arden Ward

On Thursday, the Texas Transportation Committee awarded a $50 million grant for Capital Metro to expand Austin's MetroRail service. The grant, Sen. Kirk Watson said in a statement, "wi ...

East Side Parking Meters

City considering parking meters near east side bars

By Katie Friel

In May, the City of Austin sent a letter to bar owners and locals on Austin's east side, requesting feedback on a program to install parking meters in the neighborhood. According to the letter, ...

Walk With Care

New study puts Austin in top 25 most dangerous cities for pedestrians

By Katie Friel

As the City of Austin continues to discuss new ways to tackle our transportation issues, a new study puts the Austin metro area in the top 25 most dangerous cities for pedestrians. "Danger ...

Bike Share Takes off

With 50,000 rides completed, Austin B-cycle plans expansion outside of downtown

By Ryan Lakich

Austin B-cycle has been running up its odometer since beginning service in Austin on December 21, 2013. Locals use the bike share program as an alternative transportation option, forgoing four ...

Don't Call It A Bus

New motor coach line launches between Austin and Dallas with free luxury amenities

By Claire St. Amant

Starting next month, business travelers going between Austin and Dallas will have a new transportation option. Vonlane, an executive motor coach, rolls into town on May 5. Featuring first class sea ...

Dangerous Driving Trends

Fatal teen crashes on the rise — and texting while driving may be the culprit

By Claire St. Amant

A new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute shows teen drivers are about eight times more likely than young adult drivers to have a fatal crash if teen passengers are present. T ...

Pedal Power

Austin bike share program is coming soon - but it still needs your help

By Ryan Lakich

Last time anyone checked, traffic still sucks in Austin. Any feasible solution (like sinking a downtown stretch of IH-35 underground) is still mostly a pipe dream. But help is actually on the w ...

CultureMap Video Tour

Texas suburban dad takes on an American-made electric car: Behind the wheel of the Chevy Volt

By Joel Luks

For a commuter city in the Lone Star state that values largesse, and that includes oversized gas guzzlers that fit everything from children to dogs to the kitchen sink, can Chevy convince a typical ...


MegaBus or bust: What it's like to travel through Texas like the English

By Mark Killian

With the exception of James Bond, the Beatles and Mr. Bean, no British import has been embraced by we rebellious American’s quite like the double-decker bus. But what started as the go-to aut ...

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