System Plan

The Project Connect System Plan will bring a number of firsts to Austin, including a light rail system that travels under the densest part of the city, improving the speed, on-time performance, reliability and safety of the entire system. Light rail will also connect North and South Austin, provide a direct route to the airport, cross the river before extending down South Congress and serve East Austin and Colony Park. Expanded bus service and an all-electric fleet would include more MetroRapid, MetroExpress and on-demand circulators – 24 new Park & Rides will provide more connections into the larger transit system.

The System Plan includes all of these components. The Initial Investment is a portion of the Project Connect System Plan that will advance to development with dedicated local funding following the voter-approved Proposition A on November 3. Federal funding is expected to fund up to half of the total program investment.


System Map

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About “Initial Investment” & “System Plan”

Austin voters approved Proposition A, funding of Project Connect’s $7.1 billion Initial Investment, on November 3. The Initial Investment is a portion of the System Plan, which will advance through development and be considered for both local and federal funding. Not all of the System Plan’s elements are included in the Initial Investment.

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