The planning team behind the Project Connect North Corridor that stretches from downtown Austin to Georgetown will discuss at several upcoming events the final draft of bus and rail services designed to connect the region.
Project Connect is a partnership among the city of Austin, Capital Metro and regional rail group Lone Star Rail District. The North Corridor would connect the cities of Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Hutto, Manor and Georgetown.
Proposed services include expansion of MetroRapid bus-rapid transit and express bus as well as urban rail and regional rail. A map of the final locally preferred alternative could be completed in April 2014. Initial estimates cost for all the projects in the LPA is about $164 million, according to the Project Connect team.
Residents may attend any of the following events where the Project Connect team will be present to answer questions and receive feedback. The feedback will be used in developing the final LPA.
- March 27 from 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Georgetown Farmers Market
Georgetown Church of Christ Parking Lot, 1525 W. University Ave., Georgetown
- March 31 from 5:30–8 p.m.
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Open House
One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325, Austin
- April 1 from 9 a.m.–noon
Sun City Farmers Market
Sun City Social Center at 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown
- April 3 from 5:30–8 p.m.
CAMPO Williamson County Transportation Open House
3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
- April 5 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Round Rock Market Days
Centennial Plaza behind the A. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock
- April 8 from 3–7 p.m.
The Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville
- April 12 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hutto Crawfish Festival
Historic Downtown Hutto, East and Farley streets, Hutto
Anyone who is unable to attend one of the events may register for the March 28 webinar at www.projectconnect.com under the "Get Involved" tab. The webinar is from noon–1 p.m.
For more information about the project, visit the Project Connect website.