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AURA has thoughts about the Drag

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Yesterday, Austinites for Urban Rail Action released a set of recommendations for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program currently underway at the city. Those recommendations, which are embedded below, include suggestions to extend transit priority lanes from downtown and remove the wall between the UT Austin campus and the Drag. In a statement to the press, John Laycock said, “The Drag is one of the most important transit corridors in the city. Over a dozen bus routes use it, and more than 4,000 people board a bus on the Drag each day. … This corridor is the key to making transit work in the city, and transit riders make Guadalupe the place it is. It absolutely makes sense to extend the transit lanes from downtown in each direction onto Guadalupe.”

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