The regional approach to high capacity transit, envisioned in the Project Connect vision map adopted by regional leaders in June, is now focused on the Central Core of the region where all the transit elements will connect.
A new online tool is available to gather your input, is available to and share your thoughts and preferences. The survey will measure personal preferences for different criteria; in other words, how important it is for the transit investment to reach certain standards:
An initial staff recommended sub-corridor will be presented to the Mayor's Central Corridor Advisory Group (CCAG)at 1:30 p.m, Friday, Nov. 15, at City Council chambers. The presentation will be carried live on the City's television station Channel 6 and be available for viewing later at austintexas.gov/department/channel-6.
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The CCAG will review the recommendation and public comments and likely make a key corridor decision in December. Next week's newsletter will be dedicated to sharing the details of the staff recommendation.
To further engage the public, a new, live interactive televised "community conversation" is planned for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 26. The interactive event will feature a dial-out to 50,000 Austin residents as well as in-person and online participation.
The Central Corridor is part of the Project Connect regional high-capacity transit system vision that could serve the Central Texas region as far north as Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock and as far south as the University of Texas San Antonio south of downtown San Antonio. Project Connect is a partnership between Capital Metro, the City of Austin, Lone Star Rail District and CAMPO.