Stayton asked the candidates if they supported Prop. 1 rail funding, what they thought about criticisms of the project, such as its cost and location, and how they would solve the city’s traffic woes.
Council Member Martinez, who is also board chair of Capital Metro, said, “My transportation record is unmatched by any candidate in this race.”... “Public transportation is a key component of affordability,” he said.
...Cole also said she supports Prop. 1, calling it imperative to move the project forward. She said despite criticisms, a citizens committee recommended the route, which would run from East Riverside Drive to Austin Community College Highland Campus in North Austin, with stops at the convention center, the Capitol and University of Texas.
Adler, an attorney who served as chief of staff and general counsel for state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh (D-El Paso), said he supports the rail, but he is frustrated that concerns about its cost and location still exist.
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