Setback for CTRMA Proposal to Develop Park-and-Ride Lots

Austin Monitor reports that an “ambitious plan” to develop eight new park-and-ride facilities along Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority tollways has hit a bump. The proposal, put forward jointly by CTRMA, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, depends on the agencies getting state and local approvals to use unspent funds from Qualified Energy Conservation bonds allocated by the US Energy Department. However, the website reports, the Williamson County Commissioners Court last week deferred action on granting its approval, and some commissioners expressed disapproval of the idea.