January 4, 2021 - kxan.com -

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 Bergstrom Spur, a rail corridor stretching from Vinson Drive to U.S. 183, sits “vacant.” The City of Austin, along with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, is looking at ways to turn the 6-mile corridor into a trail and transit connection for the community. They’ve divided that corridor into three sections: Western, Central and Eastern.

Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/abandoned-south-austin-railway-could-be-restored-to-offer-trail-transit-options/