Capital Metro, Pflugerville Agree on Transit Development Plan
City joins regional municipalities to take advantage of Capital Metro services.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Pflugerville City Council this week has approved a transit development plan (TDP), developed in partnership with Capital Metro. The TDP lays a path for the implementation of transit service within Pflugerville and connecting to the Capital Metro service area.
Through the TDP, Pflugerville is participating in Capital Metro's Service Expansion Program. That program provides a process for jurisdictions that are located within the urbanized area but outside the Capital Metro service area to access Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds for transit projects. Funding for plan implementation is not included in the TDP. An adopted TDP is required for the use of FTA funds for transit projects outside the service area.
The Pflugerville TDP supports the agency's goals to serve as the region's public transportation provider and to improve travel into, out of and around Central Austin. It also allows the city to ensure connectivity between activity centers within and outside of Pflugerville and to maintain a voice in regional transportation planning and funding cycles. Capital Metro will continue to work with city staff to advance the TDP's goals and to outline transit options for Pflugerville.
The agency has worked with other areas in the region to complete transit development plans, including Round Rock, Georgetown, Buda, Hutto and Travis County. Round Rock and Georgetown began to provide transit services in 2017.
Additional details about Capital Metro can be found by calling the Customer Service GO Line at 512-474-1200.
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Peter Partheymuller, 512-609-1646