Austin News and Views #7 – 6/20/11

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  • Kathie Tovo wins over Randi Shade – will she make a difference?

Tovo beats Shade in Austin council runoff – AAS

  • F1 says city of Austin doesn’t have to pay $4 million a year
  • Mike Martinez proposes urban rail (On San Jacinto and Guadalupe Streets from UT to downtown)

FLASHBACK: City ponders how to pay for urban rail – AAS June 24th, 2010

Meeting leaves more questions than answers about urban rail – AAS June 14th, 2011

Oregon: Study Finds Light Rail System Rarely Used –

Light Rail, Streetcars and the High Capacity Transit Myth – (Cascade Policy Institute, 5/2/2011)

  • Sen. Chris Harris says “Why don’t you speak English?” if you’ve been living here since 1988

Why Aren’t You Speaking English?” – KTRH  with Video Clips: One & Two

  • TSA harasses Texas officials; Rick Perry says there’s not enough time / or votes to get TSA bill passed

State Rep: Don’t Touch My Junk – Fox7 Video Clip

Quote of the Day, After Texas State Official ‘Left Sore’ From a TSA Patdown – Forbes

  • Perry vetoes “no texting while driving” law

Texas ban on driver texting vetoed – San Antonio Express

  • City Council to vote next week to finance consultant to look at adding a toll lane on IH 35

City Looks at Building Toll Lanes on I-35 – KUT News

Obama Administration Wants Per-Mile Tax and Freeway Tolls –

Senate Proposal Would Suspend Federal Gas Tax –



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