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Austin, Texas, program requires contractors, developers to pay for employee parking

January 23, 2020

A new pilot project designed to curb parking issues near construction sites in downtown Austin, Texas, will require general contractors to arrange and pay for off-street parking for their employees.

Implemented Jan. 2, the two-year Downtown Construction Workers Parking Pilot is in response to complaints about a lack of on-street parking near major construction sites. The program from the Austin Transportation Department is for downtown projects lasting for at least one year, costing more than $7.5 million and employing 30 or more on-site construction workers.

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