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Abandoned south Austin railway could be restored to offer trail, transit options

January 4th, 2021
January 4, 2021 - - For years, a Union Pacific Railroad line in south Austin provided a critical connection to the Bergstrom Air Force Base, but after the base was closed in 1993 the railway was decommissioned. Today, most of the...

Could an old rail line be a solution to connecting South Austin to the airport?

June 24th, 2019
June 11, 2019 - - Transportation leaders reached an agreement with the City of Austin on the "Bergstrom Spur" study. Transportation leaders have approved thousands of dollars for a study on the usability of a rail line in South Austin. The “Bergstrom...

Rail or bus? CAMPO greenlights MoKan study from Williamson County to East Austin

October 20th, 2017
October 20, 2017 - - The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board on Monday evening signed off on a plan to spend $500,000 to study the viability of the MoKan corridor, the largely unused swath of right of way...

New hope for passenger rail between SA and Austin along I-35

December 22nd, 2016
December 22, 2016 - A new alliance that aims to tackle transportation issues along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin is strengthening plans for a passenger rail along the sprawling corridor. The partnership brings together the three entities that control...

Central Texas Board Votes to Pull Out of Lone Star Rail

October 18th, 2016
October 17, 2016 - The future of the $2 billion Lone Star Rail Project was determined by a unanimous vote on Monday. In the 18-0 vote, the Capital Area Metro Planning Organization (CAMPO) voted to remove the proposed rail line from its 2040 plan. The...

Lone Star Rail on life support after Austin MPO vote

August 17th, 2016
August 8, 2016 -  The Capital Area Municipal Planning Organization board voted 17-1 to take the rail project out of its long-term plan, likely killing the rail agency. The loss of the Union Pacific option led to the CAMPO vote, but...

Lone Star rail survives ‘kill shot’ but put under microscope

March 22nd, 2016
March 21, 2016 - Austin American Statesman Highlights CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6. A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it clear patience is...

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