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Austin light rail "phase 1" accepted into FTA competitive grants program while battling AG Paxton & others

June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Good news for light rail in Austin. Austin Transit Partnership’s Austin Light Rail Phase 1 Project has officially entered the Project Development phase under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants New Starts program...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton targets Austin’s light-rail plans

March 26th, 2024
March 21, 2024 - -Austin’s effort to build a high-frequency urban rail network is facing a challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose legal arguments seek to dismantle the funding mechanism behind the voter-endorsed transit expansion.In a court filing,...

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 transit and city leaders agree on plan for scaled-back light rail system

June 8th, 2023
June 8, 2023 - TRA Newswire  - The Austin Transit Partnership announced the first phase of Austin Light Rail, running from 38th Street to Oltorf to Yellow Jacket with additional priority extensions, has been approved by all three partners including the...

Austin Project Connect survives TX legislative session and proceeding with caution, new guidance

May 31st, 2023
May 31, 2023 - - A local multi-billion-dollar mass transit project is still on track despite efforts in the just-ended legislative session aimed at derailing it. Project Connect is moving forward with a slimmed-down initial plan to create a new light rail service connecting...

Proposed bill passed in the Texas House could halt plans for Austin's Project Connect and force re-vote

May 4th, 2023
May 3, 2023 - - A bill recently passed in the Texas House could impact plans for Austin’s Project Connect. Austin Mayor Kirk Watson alluded to a possible re-vote on the project due to the proposed legislation.“The legislation aimed at...

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 Project Connect update: Partnership formed to develop local transportation & infrastructure workforce

March 4th, 2023
March 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Austin Transit Partnership and Workforce Solutions Capital Area have announced a partnership that will aim to develop Austin’s workforce to accommodate the expanding infrastructure projects in Central Texas. The two organizations will create the...

Austin Council signs off on Project Connect Joint Powers Agreement

November 5th, 2021
November 5, 2021 - TRA Austin - After delays and more discussions, the Austin City Council signed off on a Joint Powers Agreement that sets the stage of the development of the $7.1 billion Project Connect program. The council vote was...

Austin Project Connect light rail gets its first cash infusion: $312 million

September 22nd, 2021
September 16, 2021 - - Over $312 million has been approved for the Project Connect venture in Austin. The Austin Transit Partnership unanimously passed the amount on Sept. 15, and the money will be used to start the MetroRail Orange and...

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