The regional transportation body CAMPO has made a recommendation for Austin's first urban rail line. The recommendation is for phase one priority alignment to connect downtown to the Mueller Development and passes through the UT Campus on San Jacinto Street in front of DKR Stadium.
This connection makes no sense. North Lamar is one of the six busiest
bus routes in the city, and serves 1 out of 5 Austinites. Sending the rail out
to Mueller, instead of laying the rail where the need (and where it will support
the North Corridor plan) does make sense.
We're not the only ones that think that way. This week, The Daily Texan
published an editorial supporting a UT Student Government resolution calling for consideration of a Guadalupe and North Lamar urban rail alignment. The
resolution was passed unanimously on Tuesday night:
That's right - 50,000 students are saying North Lamar is where they
need the rail to run. It's time for Capital Metro and CAMPO to get a clue.
Capital Metro is still soliciting input on the Project
Connect plan, and its rail recommendation to Mueller, but time is running out.
Please help North Austin and UT by weighing in:
Tell them we want our tax dollars to go to North Lamar - where the
population and the need is!
Two - Educate Yourself of the AISD Bonds, then VOTE!
Early voting starts this week and we have lots of info on the AISD Bonds on our website:
Remember - Good Neighbors Vote!!!
Three - Help Us Build Strong Neighborhoods and Strong Schools
We made the news!
What will ten dollars buy you?
-Beautification/garden projects at 3 North Austin Schools this
-Support of the only event that is for North Austin.
-Support of Entreprenuers & Local Artists in North Austin. This
first year, we are starting small with a garden tour, but next year we will be expanding it to be a studio and garden tour.
-The knowledge that you've sent a clear message to City Hall that yes,
North Austin does care about our city and we support our schools.
Garden Tour – June 1
Garden Talks & Photography Exhibit – June 2
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased:
When the ticket is purchased, you will be given the locations of 3 starting gardens where you can get your map. Proceeds from the tickets and sponsorships go to Austin Voices and will be used by the North Austin Community School Alliance for gardens and beautification of North Austin Schools!
Next meeting for the garden tour is May 4th, at the YMCA on Rundberg -
10-11:30. We rneed help in some last minute organizing and volunterring for the day of the tour,