Thanks, Austin.
It's Go Time!

Project Connect. A comprehensive transit plan designed for Austin.

Our community has decided it's go time. This YES vote for funding Project Connect is a huge step toward creating a more equitable and livable city, providing more and better ways for people to access jobs, education, health care and new opportunities.


Project Connect is a bold transit plan that includes a new rail system, a downtown transit tunnel that makes everyone's trip faster, an expanded bus system and a transition to an all-electric fleet.


Meet the Project Connect Team at a come and go event!

Meet the people behind Project Connect. Engineers, planners, designers, city officials, and the community engagement team will be in attendance to discuss the program. Light refreshments will be served, and the event will be come and go at your convenience; there is no formal program and no registration is needed.

NEW DATE! Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: next to the future Project Connect program office, 203 Colorado.

Parking is extremely limited; please use public transit! Consider MetroRapid routes 801 or 803.

Austin Transit Partnership

Learn more about the Austin Transit Partnership – an independent organization that will guide Project Connect with transparency and accountability every step of the way.

THE PROJECT CONNECT VISION

MAJOR FEATURES

 


Project Connect will expand transit capacity and offer more options, linking people, neighborhoods and employers. Features of the Initial Investment include: 

 

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A new rail system would serve North and South Austin, the airport, downtown and Colony Park.

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A transit tunnel downtown would separate rail from traffic to improve on-time performance.

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Expanded bus service with an all-electric bus fleet, new routes and on-demand circulators within certain neighborhoods.

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Nine new Park & Rides throughout the region with improved connections and new amenities.                                                  

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Project Connect awarded 2021 “Next Big Idea” from Austin Urban Land Institute

Project Connect has been recognized by the Austin ULI as the program big enough and innovative enough to create a more equitable and livable region for those in the Austin metro area. This comprehensive transit plan will provide more and better ways for people to access jobs, education, health care and new opportunities. Go to the Get Involved page to learn more about Project Connect and how you can stay up to date as the program is implemented.

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