Many people who are "from" Austin think that "If you don't build it, they won't come." If you've ever driven around Austin TX and the surrouding areas, you know what that means. The Highway Infrastructure is abysmal. It's worse than abysmal. Because of that, you have people who think "Is Traffic Congestion Stalling Austin's Future? " I don't think so because there are still too many corporate companies and people relocating to Austin TX everyday and every year, but it is creating a lot more complaining with more cars on the roads.
With the mass amounts of people moving here, the roads just can't handle everyone. Traffic is horrible and can add hours to your commute every week. Here are some stats I read, provided by the Austin Chamber:
30% of the 5-county region's employment is located in the Urban Core
50% of the Region's jobs are represented by Austin's 4 major employment hubs
90% of Austin's Urban core workforce live OUTSIDE of the Urban Core employment hub
Why do so many people work outside the Urban Core of Downtown Austin? There are many answers to this question, but overall, real estate prices. The housing is very expensive the closer to the core of Downtown you get. People can get more bang for their buck living outside the core and going to the outer core and even to the suburbs. For these reasons, many corporate companies have moved their offices outside the main Downtown area and up to suburbs.
A couple of examples are Dell is in Round Rock and Samsung is in Pflugerville. These are two very affordable areas to live.
The 3rd Annual State of Transportation is meeting on October 10, 2012 at the Hilton Austin from 11:15am-1pm. You can read more about it here and also get ticket prices and the agenda.
Basically, Austin needs more infratructure. What they did "back in the day" to prevent big growth has back-fired and we need more and better roads.
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* Austin Chamber of Commerce- 3rd Annual State of Transportation Meeting * was first published on donnahomesblog.com.