Guest Editorial - from Al Braden Al Braden is a local environmental activist, photographer, and Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer.  Austin City Council took a big step last week by becoming the major first city in Texas – and the third largest nationally - to urge Congress to...

From the Sierra Club - Happy Hour /food and beverages (http://www.scholzgarten.com/): 6-7 pm Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm Announcements and program begin at 7 pm PROGRAM: How Cities Lead with Mayor Steve Adler. At the same time the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate...

Austin Mayor Steve Adler traveled all the way to Illinois this week to sign a very important document - the Chicago Climate Charter.  Created in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Chicago Climate Charter brings...

Austin's innovative SXSW spirit went all the way to the White House last week for SXSLawn, an event inspired by our very own famous festival. Earlier this year, President Obama spoke at SXSW here in Austin and was so inspired by what he saw that he...

What's going on with that transportation bond everyone was talking about back in June? Now that City Council is returning from its summer recess, things are heating up again, which means that now is a time for an update. If you remember, at the end of...

City Council has moved forward with Mayor Steve Adler's $720 million bond proposal to improve mobility in Austin. Last month, by a vote of 8 to 3, City Council expressed approval of the mayor's plan and directed city staff to prepare the exact language that...

After a multi-month application process, Austin has lost the US Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. Back in March, Austin was chosen as one of seven finalists for a $50 million grant to support technology-driven mobility solutions, electric vehicles, and other carbon-emission reduction strategies. The winning city is Columbus,...

The results are in. After weeks of surveys, town hall meetings, and other public engagement efforts, Mobility Talks is complete and a report has been published. Mobility Talks was a city initiative launched this spring to learn about the community’s priorities for improving Austin’s transportation network. More than...

At a Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, Adler announced his new plans for a potential mobility bond, and made the pitch that transportation improvements are necessary to improve affordability in Austin. Highlights of the mayor's mobility bond proposal include: Building smarter corridors along North and South Lamar,...