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It's Go Time! Capital Metro's Project Connect is a transformational expansion of the region's public transit system, and it's designed to improve access to essential jobs, health care, and education - making our communities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Established as an independent organization, the Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) will guide the Project Connect investment with transparency and accountability throughout the program.

For opportunities to participate in community engagement events, see our schedule of meetings. Stay tuned as we begin our next steps and help shape the future of our community for generations to come.


About Austin Transit Partnership

The Austin Transit Partnership is an independent organization with the authority and resources to design, construct and implement the Project Connect program. Operating with full transparency for the community and oversight from the Capital Metro board and Austin City Council, the ATP board will be appointed by members of the CapMetro board and city council. The ATP board is responsible in the following capacities:
  • Approve board officers, adoption of bylaws and approval of annual budget
  • Approve future interlocal agreements and joint powers agreement
  • Oversight of design, construction and implementation of Project Connect’s projects
  • Implement the program in accordance with the Project Connect map and associated sequencing plan as approved by CapMetro and the City of Austin
  • Approve financing, design, engineering and construction contracts, as well as real estate and vehicle acquisition contracts
  • Approve grant agreement and interlocal agreement with the City of Austin for funding anti-displacement strategies
  • Provide regular updates to CapMetro and the City of Austin 


Review the ATP Funding & Governance overview and ATP Board Composition & Application Process to learn more about the creation of this board.

Formation Documents:

Technical Reference Documents:

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Project Connect

Project Connect is a comprehensive transit plan that will transform Central Texas and support our community’s continued growth.

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ATP Board

The Austin Transit Partnership Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of design, construction and implementation of the Project Connect program. Community expert members of the ATP Board must be a resident of the City of Austin. The appointees by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Board of Directors must be residents of either the City of Austin or the Capital Metro service area.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


We are now seeking qualified individuals to fill roles throughout the Austin Transit Partnership team. Click here to review our current job openings.


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