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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...

Austin voters pass $7.1 billion transit initiative

November 4th, 2020
Updated November 5, 2020 - - 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 - - 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 - - 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 - - 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...

Cap Metro proposes $3 billion in cuts to mass transit plan due to Coronavirus

July 23rd, 2020
July 23, 2020 - - Austin Capital Metro is proposing to scale back an ambitious $10 billion transit plan because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and the economic upheaval it has wrought. Officials at the transit authority are now pushing...

Austin City, CapMetro OK $10 billion Project Connect - three light rail lines

June 11th, 2020
June 10, 2020 - Austin American-Statesman - Capital Metro’s board and the Austin City Council both gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a $9.8 billion transit plan that would build three light rail lines throughout Austin. The plan, called Project Connect, likely will...

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