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Francine Pares, Capital Metro, (512) 389-7435, (949) 244-4574 cell 
Karla Villalon, City of Austin, (512) 974-7246, (512) 922-3666 cell

Transit Agencies Seek Feedback from Public on Regional High-Capacity Transportation Plan 

Public Open Houses Begin Feb. 19     

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 15, 2013) — Regional transportation agencies unveiled a high-capacity transit vision for Central Texas on Feb. 1, and are now inviting the public to weigh in on the vision.

The Project Connect regional transit plan was the product of more than a year of collaborative work between Capital Metro, the City of Austin, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Lone Star Rail District. The plan includes such components as regional rail, commuter rail, urban rail, rapid transit and express lanes in a highly connected system to address the demand for high-capacity transportation options for Central Texas.

The public can view full details of the Project Connect transportation plan and partnership at

Feedback is encouraged at any of the following public involvement opportunities:

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5 - 8 p.m. Seton Medical Center Hays (Cafeteria), 6001 Kyle Parkway, Kyle, TX.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Austin Energy (Assembly Room); 721 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 - 8 p.m. Williamson Conference Center, 209 N. IH-35 Frontage Road, Round Rock, TX.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12 - 1 p.m. Webinar - Register online at

The Project Connect partners also invite the public to participate in an ongoing online discussion regarding the regional transit vision.

Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications are provided upon request.  Please call 512-369-6201 or email for more information.