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Transit Keeps Austin
Moving Forward.

It's Go Time!

We want to thank our city’s health care workers, pharmacists, grocery store employees, delivery drivers and the many others who provide essential services to us all. We are deeply grateful for your resilience and determination. Soon it will be time to address other challenges our city faces, such as traffic congestion and transit. 

Project Connect is a bold transit plan that includes a new light rail system, a downtown transit tunnel that makes everyone’s trip faster whether you’re on the train or in your car, new MetroRapid routes and vehicles, a transition to a zero-emissions fleet and much more. Project Connect will connect the entire city and get us moving forward again.

The Project Connect Vision
Major Features


Project Connect could expand transit capacity and offer more choices, linking people, neighborhoods and employers. Our entire region would be better connected. 

Light Rail Three Light Rail lines moving free from traffic connecting north and south Austin, South Congress, the Airport and downtown.

Downtown Transit Tunnel The Downtown Transit Tunnel connects Light Rail underground with stations and amenities, enhanced safety and easier connections.

Commuter Rail Red Line with expanded capacity and a new Green Line serving communities east of downtown.

Better Bus Service Operating with zero-emission electric vehicles, plus tailored service within certain neighborhoods.

Park & Rides Adding 24 new hubs throughout the region with  improved connections and new amenities.

Customer Technology Everything you need to plan, pay and go.

Austin is the 11th largest city in the country. We’re a growing region with 155 cars arriving every week and 4,500 people every month. At this rate, our population will double by 2040. Our roads can’t grow that fast. Like other big cities, we need a strong public transit system that accommodates growth and supports our quality of life. That’s how we protect what we love about Austin and what makes it a great place to live.

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But we've got to get moving ... It's go time!

System Tunnel

Downtown Transit Tunnel

Connecting Light Rail underground with stations, amenities and enhanced safety.

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