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Phase One of Project Connect; Light Rail Coming to Austin

August 26th, 2023
August 23, 2023 - -Light rail is coming to the city of Austin as the first phase of Project Connect is underway.According to CBS Austin, the first phase of Project Connect is underway, and a light rail will be coming to the city....

Austin looks at cost-cutting for its light rail projects

March 21st, 2023
March 21, 2023 - TRA Newswire - A billion dollars today doesn't buy you as much as two years ago. That's why Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) unveiled five options for the public today at a Austin Public Library open house for...

Austin light-rail tunnel might be a mile longer

July 26th, 2021
July 26, 2021 - - Austin's multibillion-dollar transit expansion will require extending an underground light-rail tunnel from Auditorium Shores to as far south as Lively Middle School on South Congress Avenue. The change could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but transit planners...

Austin's Project Connect: What to know about the proposed $7.1B public transit plan

October 12th, 2020
October 12, 2020 - - This November Austin voters will have the option to approve or reject Proposition A, a ballot measure that would increase property taxes and fund a multi-billion-dollar mass transit system called "Project Connect." To help voters make...

Opinion: San Antonio can ‘future-proof’ mobility with light rail

January 11th, 2020
January 10, 2020 - Lyndon Henry for Express-News - Setbacks in attempts to launch urban rail projects over the past two decades have apparently led top San Antonio officials and planners to scratch rail off the city’s agenda. The officially backed...

Houston-area voters to consider $3.5B for public transit includes 16 miles light rail

August 16th, 2019
August 14, 2019 - - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County's (METRO) board yesterday approved the METRONext Moving Forward plan, which includes 16 additional miles of light rail. Now, a referendum will be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters to consider $3.5...

Rep. Martinez builds support for RGV light rail project ahead of legislative session

November 18th, 2018
November 11, 2018 - - WESLACO, RGV – State Rep. Armando Martinez says he is building support for legislation that could lead to light rail coming to the Rio Grande Valley. The Weslaco Democrat’s bill, setting up a regional transit authority,...

Has light rail benefited Houston?

January 15th, 2018
January 12, 2018 - Dian Nostikasari  via The Urban Edge (Houston Chronicle) - People often get excited when it's announced that light rail is coming to their neighborhood. There is an assumption, mostly supported by the research depending on how far...

Downtown Dallas Subway May Be More Popular and Possible Than We Think

August 17th, 2016
Jim Schutze - Dallas Observer - August 4, 2016 Psst. Hey. Downtown property-owners and major institutions. I’m talking to you. This is between us, OK? That subway idea might be more popular and more feasible than you think. But you need to not...

DART to seek federal approval for 2nd downtown line via Jackson Street (maybe)

September 23rd, 2015
ByBRANDON FORMBY Transportation Writer 23 September 2015 Dallas Area Rapid Transit will seek federal approval for a second downtown light-rail route that the Dallas City Council and downtown residents support but that business and civic leaders worry will jeopardize funding. Yet the route...

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