Annotated Bibliography : Traffic Invading Austin Essay
Batheja, Aman. “Worsening Austin Traffic Prompts Talk of Toll Swap.” Texas Tribune, 05 Nov. 2013. Texas Reference Center, BCXJTEX9F9DAFC34324031B. Accessed 24 Oct. 2015. Since congestion on Interstate 35 is constantly increasing, the Texas Department of Transportation is attempting to switch 35 to a toll road and 130, which is currently a toll road, to a free road in order to move traffic out of Austin. Officials are considering several solutions to relieve congestion on I-35 that include switching parts of roads from toll-free to tolled. Not everyone is advocating this change and many are hoping for a better alternative. For the private company that owns the toll road 130, they are interested in this solution because it can save them from becoming bankrupt in the near future, and will provide more revenue due to an increase in use. Interstate 35 will never be traffic free, but by providing other options to reach downtown besides a car, traffic can be alleviated. This article by Batheja will provide alternative solutions to my proposal of adding a railway to the heart of downtown Austin, as well as support my overall claim that alternative methods to get downtown are necessary in order to help to solve Austin’s traffic issues.
Sterling, Ed. "TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects." Burnet Bulletin, vol. 143, no. 9, 03 Feb. 2016, p. 4. Texas Reference Center, 113498432. Accessed 25 Oct. 2016.