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PUBLIC TRANSIT Local
Facilities within CAPITAL METRO ’ S SERVICE AREA Bus stops: 2,400
In its latest iteration, Project Connect is a $7.1 billion public transit initiative from the regional transportation entity Capital Metro. The eort will bring new and upgraded elements, including MetroBus, MetroRail, pickup ride-hailing zones, and bicycle and pedestrian zones. Project Connect will also reach some cities outside of Austin, with the potential for more to join. However, there are plans underway and potential options for public transit outside Austin that are both a part of Project Connect and not aliated with the project. SOURCE: CAPITAL METROCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Park & Rides: 17 CENTERS Freight rail: 162 MILES between Giddings and Llano
along 32 miles of track between Leander and downtown Austin Commuter rail: 9 STATIONS
Capital Metro is a transportation taxing entity that connects people by providing several transportation options throughout the Austin metro. It was established by a voter referendum Jan. 19, 1985. It is funded largely through a 1% sales tax levied by members of its service area, and outside of Austin, it has six other member cities and services parts of Travis and Williamson Counties. MEMBER CITIES To become a member of Capital Metro, a local government must hold an election. If the election passes, the city becomes a member and pays $0.01 of every $1 in sales tax revenue to Capital Metro. Often, cities must reduce some other portion of their budget to compensate for the membership requirements. NONMEMBER CITIES PLANS UNDERWAY Beyond member cities, Capital Metro sta is working with sta in several nonmember cities to come up with contracted services for bus and door-to-door transit service. NONMEMBER CITIES POTENTIAL Capital Metro has met with some nonmember cities to determine potential interest in public transit programs, but so far no action has been taken. CAPITAL METRO? WHAT IS COURTESY CAPITAL METRO
26 STATION PAIRS MetroRapid:
CENTRAL TEXAS METRORAIL BEYOND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Capital Metro owns two rail lines that run outside of Austin including a station in Leander on the Red Line and a coming station in Manor supporting the Green Line. Capital Metro is working to build funds for the extensions. along each of the two MetroRapid bus corridors—North Lamar to South Congress and from The Domain to the Westgate Transit Center
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Round Rock has contracts with Capital Metro for three internal bus lines and a line connecting riders to Austin.
Pugerville has a pilot program to pick up riders that covers most of the city and connects riders to a Park & Ride station at Tech Ridge.
Capital Metro is working with Georgetown sta to oer a door- to-door transit service for people with disabilities.
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CEDAR PARK LEANDER EDITION • JUNE 2022
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