Austin Chosen for Autonomous Vehicle Initiative

Self-driving cars have quickly moved from futuristic possibility to reality, and many cities are wondering how transportation infrastructure will need to adapt as this new technology hits the streets. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is hoping to help answer that question. Last week he announced that five cities will be testing grounds and participants […]

Proposition 1 and Next Steps

On May 7, Austin voters voted down Proposition 1, which means that for now the City’s December 2015 ordinance requiring drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to do fingerprint security checks – among other requirements – will remain in place. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft had said that that if a “no” […]

Mobility35 Update and Luncheon with Sen. Kirk Watson

Mark your calendars for May 26, when the Downtown Austin Alliance will host a luncheon with State Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who will provide a special update on the proposed I-35 mobility improvements. Business and public leaders are working to update I-35, which was built more than 50 years ago and is now a vital […]