Tag Archives: Project Connect

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council to vote on mobility plan that includes road projects

A recommendation from City Manager Marc Ott means that City Council members will vote Thursday on what Mayor Lee Leffingwell calls “a strategic mobility plan” that ultimately could lead to a $1 billion November transportation bond election.   The numbers,…

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Central Corridor Group endorses Project Connect plan for urban rail

Urban rail in Austin rolled closer to reality Friday. By a 13-1 vote, the Central Corridor Advisory Group put its stamp of approval on Project Connect’s Locally Preferred Alternative, or LPA, for Austin’s future transportation project.   The Locally Preferred…

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Chris Thomas

Project Connect seeks public input on transit options

On the heels of completing its first study into the Central Corridor, Project Connect has begun exploring and receiving input on viable transit options that it hopes will one day ease traffic congestion in the Austin area. Phase 2 of…

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Capital Metro endorses Highland-East Riverside rail alignment

The Capital Metro board officially backed the first phase planned by Project Connect Wednesday. The board voted 7-0 on the resolution with Frank Fernandez off the dais. The plan is the same one Project Connect finalized late last year that…

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Jimmy Maas

Commissioners postpone resolution to support Project Connect

There was no resolution this week from Travis County Commissioners about supporting Project Connect, the high-capacity, cross-agency transit plan for the Austin metropolitan area.   The court mainly heard from supporters of Project Connect Tuesday.   “I have been in…

Friday, December 13, 2013 by Jimmy Maas

Council endorses Lone Star Rail but hangs on to the money

Lone Star Rail will move forward with the backing of the Austin City Council, though not with any of the city’s money just yet.   In a 6-1 vote, the City Council authorized the city’s participation in the Lone Star…

Friday, December 13, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council endorses Highland Mall-East Riverside Urban Rail route

Austin City Council members Thursday night endorsed a plan by transportation officials to pursue an urban rail line that extends south from the Highland Mall region, through the city center, and east out East Riverside Drive. The move begins a…

Monday, December 9, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Spelman: plan for Lamar rail after Highland-Riverside is done

Project Connect’s Central Corridor Advisory Group voted Friday to endorse the Highland-East Riverside sub-corridor as the first route for Austin’s proposed Urban Rail line. The City Council is poised to vote on the matter this Thursday.   But the Highland…

Monday, December 2, 2013 by Jimmy Maas

Project Connect defends decision to bypass Lamar corridor for transit

Almost two weeks after Project Connect recommended the Highland and East Riverside areas to move forward to the next phase of transit expansion in Austin, it opened itself to feedback on the plan last Tuesday.   And what most people…

Monday, November 18, 2013 by Andy Sevilla

Arguments begin over Highland-East Riverside route for Urban Rail

The latest urban rail suggestion for the city would link north central Austin, in the Highland Mall area, to the downtown and stretch the same transit service to the East Riverside corridor.   According to Project Connect representatives, that route…

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Council gets review of progress on Urban Rail Program

Austin City Council members received a set of updated Urban Rail statistics Tuesday. The presentation offered a glimpse at the ongoing process as staff and Mayor Lee Leffingwell did their level best to drive home the point that a route…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Proposal explores Urban Rail funding options through TOD zones

An item proposed by Council Members Mike Martinez and Chris Riley that, in part, creates a restricted fund to draw development-based dollars from construction around rail stations drew some concern from Council Member Laura Morrison Tuesday. If approved, the Martinez…

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