Mayor Leffingwell says it will be at least 3 years before Austin will receive grants for East Austin Rail - if ever
June 10 45 minute video clip, part D, on the billion dollar "Austin Strategic Mobility Plan": http://austintx.swagit.com/play/06102014-549
From minutes 26-30, Mayor Leffingwell reveals some key facts. First, that the bond package is being crafted to have the broadest possible political appeal by adding roads. At 29 minutes he discloses that federal rail approval won't come for about another three years, and that no rail bond money will be spent unless FTA federal matching funds are available.
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