15 Aug 2011, 12:05pm


Rebirth of a blog

It's all his fault!  :-)

It's all his fault! 🙂

It’s not like there hasn’t been anything to talk about. The 281/1604 interchange started construction earlier this year amid some very interesting legal proceedings. Work also started on the superstreet out on Loop 1604 as well as a variety of other smaller projects. The Legislative session came and went with no progress on transportation funding. And a certain toll road opponent has been in the news a few times lately reminding us that there still needs to be a contrasting narrative.

But the past seven months has been crazy for me. I started the year with a brand new baby boy, my wife’s and my second joy. Daddy-duty has kept me quite busy as did several unusually consuming projects at my day job. On top of that, the general lassitude that comes with now being 40 kicked-in, all of which combined to relegate my longtime enjoyment of all things transportation-related—including writing this blog—to the back burner for a while. But things have slackened lately, meaning that I can hopefully get back to blogging about local transportation issues and updating my website, which had also gone dormant for the first half of this year. I probably won’t be as prolific as I used to be, but I’m aiming not to go seven months between posts!

So if you’re still out there, thanks for sticking with us. I’m in touch with my co-bloggers Patrick and Hugh and hopefully they’ll be back in the mix here soon as well.


7 Oct 2009, 11:08am
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Hello from Hugh Hemphill

Right off the bat, I’m not from these parts.  I hail, let’s get this out of the way right now so we can forget about it, from Scotland.  And yet I sound like an Englishman.  Go figure.  I’ve been here since 1991, eighteen years, almost two-thirds of my adult life.  I came here at thirty and as I stare fifty right in the face let me tell you that coming to Texas remains one of my better decisions.  I like it here.  A lot.

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1 Oct 2009, 8:38pm

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Welcome to On the Move!  I’m excited to be part of this new forum for discussing the ever-changing and sometimes contentious scene of transportation issues here in San Antonio and Texas.  I’m especially proud of the other contributors to this blog: Patrick Driscoll, former transportation issues writer for the Express-News and instigator of this endeavour, and Hugh Hemphill, curator of the Texas Transportation Museum.  Both bring their unique expertise and experience to this blog.

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1 Oct 2009, 7:24am

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Here we go

This is the start of a journey by three guys (bios) interested in transportation.

We’re not sure where it’s headed, which is a good thing, since most of the fun lies in uncharted areas. But we’re starting from a realization that transportation is a web that binds and builds communities and commerce. How we get around, and the ways to make it happen, helps shape everything from our personal lives to the economy.

That’s a nice broad topic, strewn with beaten paths and roads less traveled, to explore. We’ll probably wander afar. But we’re sure to tread in San Antonio and Texas, talking about toll roads and light rail, the latest construction and closures, telling tales from the road and who knows what else. 

So welcome. Drop by any time. Join the conversation. Nudge us in new directions.


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