Stories to follow in 2019: Capital Metro to start studies on two key corridors under Project Connect


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The Capital Metro board approved in December the regional Project Connect transit map that outlines priority corridors for future bus and rail services in Central Texas.

The latest

In April, Capital Metro will start an environmental engineering study on the Orange Line, which will run on North Lamar Boulevard from Tech Ridge down South Congress Avenue to Southpark Meadows. A few months after that, the agency will start a study of the Blue Line, which runs from the airport along Riverside Drive north to the Austin Community College Highland campus. Capital Metro will also meet with stakeholders to get input on tradeoffs, parking and dedicated paths for transit. The agency will begin studying modes of transit in 2020.

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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