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Cap Metro board looks at rail stop connections
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by Austin Monitor
Capital Metro board members on Monday got a look at preliminary plans for increased bus service to the nine stops along the “Red Line” commuter rail that will connect Leander to downtown
Initial plans call for direct connect service from the stations on
The direct connect routes from the downtown stop would also connect to the Capitol, although on the south and west sides of the complex, and to City Hall as well as TxDOT and ACC on
Other transit systems around the country have similar connectors to major employers and large-volume destinations, Polk said. “This should distribute everybody in the best way,” she told the board. The staff will draft a public involvement plan for the board’s approval this spring and return with finalized routes for those connectors in April or May. The exact schedules for those buses will likely not be set until September or later, since they will be timed to coincide with the commuter rail service.
Council Member Brewster McCracken, who serves on the Capital Metro board, asked the staffers about the possible alignment of a streetcar or light rail connection from the MLK station to UT. While no route has officially been set since no rail-based connector system has been approved, Capital Metro staffers said
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