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

May 31st, 2023
May 31, 2023 - CBSAustin.com - 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 - CBSaustin.com - 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 - RTandS.com - 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...

Austin voters pass $7.1 billion transit initiative

November 4th, 2020
Updated November 5, 2020 - AustinMonitor.com - With the passage of Proposition A, voters have given the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority the green light to build out the core elements of the city’s first mass transit system over the coming decade...

Austin voters to decide ballot measures on sweeping investments in transportation

October 28th, 2020
October 27, 2020 - transportationtodaynews.com - Austin voters will decide on two ballot measures on Nov. 3, one that will ask voters to approve a tax increase for a high-capacity transit expansion project, and another on the issuance of  $460 million...

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

October 12th, 2020
October 12, 2020 - KVUE.com - 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...

Austin's Project Connect plan moves one step closer to November ballot

July 28th, 2020
July 27, 2020 - KVUE.com - The future of Austin's mass transit system could soon be in the voters' hands, as the Austin City Council voted unanimously Monday in favor of a funding plan that puts Project Connect one step closer to the...

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