Capital Metro has entered a transformative period of our history. In 2016, we initiated several projects that will provide more transportation choices for the people of Central Texas, and in 2017 we will begin to break ground on, receive delivery of and implement many of these projects, vehicles and services.
One of the largest transit-oriented developments in the region is set to break ground after receiving approval from the Capital Metro board of directors and the Austin City Council.
A 2-year process will review the many plans and proposals that have been developed for Austin and Central Texas. After gathering community input and expert advice, Project Connect will put forth a slate of projects that will deliver high-capacity transit capable of moving people into, out of and around Central Austin.
Connections 2025 is Capital Metro's transit plan that will create a more frequent, more reliable and better connected system. It will guide the evolution of our network over the next 5 years and identifies long-range opportunities for the next decade
Our popular commuter rail line is ready for some upgrades. The suite of improvements being implemented over the next few years will enable us to double the frequency and capacity of MetroRail's service.
Capital Metro is considering extending freight rail service to Giddings.