After the meeting, Austin Transportation Department Director Robert Spillar told the Monitor that citizens would indeed be voting on a $1 billion package.
"The ballot language approved last week has two caveats: the light rail project would only occur if the Federal Transit Administration agrees to match what Austin would put into the project, and rail borrowing will only happen after the city commits to spend an additional $400 million on road projects. Those could include work on IH-35, Texas 71, and U.S. 183."
And Council Clarifies Urban Rail Ballot Language: