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Project Connect

Downtown Austin Skyline at NightProject Connect is a partnership between Central Texas transportation agencies aimed at implementing the high-capacity transit component of the CAMPO2035 Plan.

The CAMPO plan was adopted by regional government representatives in 2010, after a nine-month public outreach process involving policy makers and community stakeholders.

The initial Project Connect partnership includes the City of Austin, Capital Metro, the Lone Star Rail District and CAMPO.

The purpose of Project Connect is to build consensus on regional high-capacity transit and answer the following questions:

  • SYSTEM: How will high-capacity transit components in the CAMPO 2035 Regional Transportation Plan work as a system?
  • ORGANIZATION: How will our region organize to develop and operate the system?
  • FUNDING: How will we pay for the system over the long term?

The Project Connect study is expected to produce a final report that will provide answers to the three questions posed above, and a high-capacity transit system vision map showing where MetroRail, Regional Rail, Urban Rail, Bus Rapid Transit and Express Bus on Express Lanes services will potentially be developed for the Central Texas area. For more information, visit www.connectcentraltexas.com.