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Growing Pains: Stuck Behind The Wheel

KUT News
Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

The San Antonio region is expected to add 1.6 million new residents by 2040- the equivalent of another city the size of San Antonio. Traffic tie-ups already plague drivers, and studies predict the current number of roadways experiencing all-day congestion will jump from 3.5 percent to almost 39 percent. VIA Metropolitan Transit and the city are among agencies examining possible solutions. 

Beginning Tuesday Texas Public Radio 89.1 takes a look the strategies:

Tuesday, Jan. 3

How Rapid Bus Service May Reduce Congestion

Wednesday, Jan. 4

San Antonio Is The Largest U.S. City Without Rail. Should We Reconsider?

Thursday, Jan. 5

Why Controversial Toll Roads and Carpool Lanes Are Still On the Table

Friday, Jan. 6

A Plan for Battling I-35 Congestion Between San Antonio and Austin

Shelley Kofler is Texas Public Radio’s news director. She joined the San Antonio station in December 2014 and leads a growing staff that produces two weekly programs; a daily talk show, news features, reports and online content. Prior to TPR, Shelley served as the managing editor and news director at KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.