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Community views Blue Line bridge options

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Tai Moses

At a recent meeting, Project Connect staff presented two design options for the Blue Line bridge that will cross Lady Bird Lake near Riverside Drive, taking light-rail passengers from South Austin to downtown. Community members wanted to know whether the bridge will carry buses in addition to light rail, pedestrians and cyclists. According to a newsletter from Austin Transportation Department, the April 26 meeting showed what each option could look like and described its potential benefits and drawbacks. (Watch the video of that meeting.) The next Project Connect virtual meeting will cover the Combined Maintenance Facility, where the electric trains for the Blue and Orange lines will be serviced. “While the location of the facility is still to be determined, this meeting will focus on the facility’s function.” Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. Register here.

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