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A Bold New
Transit Plan.

It's Go Time!

Project Connect is a bold plan that could benefit all of Austin, whether you ride transit or just drive. An all-electric, zero-emission transit system is a vital part of the solution to ease traffic and give us more options to get where we're going.

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 Orange and Blue Lines moving 50% more people in dedicated transit lanes – free from traffic.

Bus Rapid Transit Gold Line operating in dedicated transit lanes, improving access to and from Central Austin.

Downtown Transit Tunnel Connecting the Orange and Blue lines underground, with stations serving the Gold Line too.

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

Park & Rides Adding 14 new hubs throughout the region with  improved connections and new amenities.

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

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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It’s going to take all of us to make Project Connect a success. Please share your thoughts online, attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about the plan or sign up for our newsletter. We need your participation!     

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

System Tunnel

Downtown Transit Tunnel

Connecting Orange Line and Blue Line, separate from traffic.

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