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Leander votes to stay connected
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
About 59 percent of Leander voters have elected to stay in Capital Metro’s service area. As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, this is the fourth time since 1985 that the city has affirmed its partnership with the transit authority. Recently, that partnership came into question when some argued that ridership numbers did not justify the expense. However, Saturday’s election means that Leander will retain its current service, which includes a stop on the red line, and will continue paying a 1 percent sales tax to Capital Metro that is expected to be more than $10 million this year.
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