Capital Metro seeks community input on latest Project Connect design

Capital Metro is hosting a series of virtual meetings to hear feedback from the community on the latest Project Connect designs. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Capital Metro is hosting a series of virtual meetings to hear feedback from the community on the latest Project Connect designs. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Capital Metro is hosting a series of virtual meetings to hear feedback from the community on the latest Project Connect designs. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Capital Metro is seeking input from the community on its latest plans for both the Orange Line and Blue Line.

As a part of Project Connect, Capital Metro will host virtual meetings on the Blue Line from Republic Square East to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Orange Line from Republic Square South to the Slaughter Transit Center and the Orange Line from Republic Square North to the Tech Ridge Transit Center.

“We’re really excited to do these to talk about the 15% design and start talking to the community about what it means to put these projects on the ground,” said Jackie Nirenberg, director of community engagement and involvement at the Austin Transit Partnership. “It's a chance for the community to sort of roll up their sleeves, talk to technical folks and give us some input about what's important to them at the neighborhood level.”

If interested in attending the live virtual meetings, the community can register here.

Capital Metro will also host an on-demand virtual open house for those who can not attend the virtual meetings. That option will be live from July 27 to August 27.


The in-person open house scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at the Austin Central Library has been canceled due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Austin community.

“Since our community is in an elevated stage of COVID-19 risk management, our virtual options will serve as the safest and most convenient alternative,” said Capital Metro Spokesperson Tawaun Cole in an email.

The times for the virtual meetings are listed below:

Orange Line Project: Republic Square North to the Tech Ridge Transit Center

Wednesday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Orange Line Project: Republic Square South to the Slaughter Transit Center

Thursday, July 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Blue Line Project: Republic Square East to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Tuesday, July 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.



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