Project Connect public input continues

The Lone Star Rail would run from Georgetown to San Antonio.
The Lone Star Rail would run from Georgetown to San Antonio.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — You can still have your say when it comes to new public transportation to take you around Austin.

Public comment will be heard the Capital Metro board meeting Monday at noon. Residents can also offer input at the City Council meeting on Thursday.

You can also have your say online through Monday by clicking here.

The current plan outlines a 9.5-mile-long project from Austin Community College’s Highland campus to Grove Boulevard off east Riverside Drive, passing through downtown and the University of Texas campus. There would be four park-and-ride lots and 16 stations.

The plan is estimated to take 10,000 cars off Austin roads daily.

The Cap Metro Board will vote on adopting the urban rail plan on Monday. City Council plans to take action Thursday.

If passed, council then has until mid-August to decide the wording of the bond for the November ballot. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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