How You Can Help Austin Build A Better Public Transit System

Project Connect

Traffic. We complain about it all the time in Austin… but what can we actually do about it?

One answer is to get involved in Capital Metro’s Project Connect. 

Project Connect is Cap Metro’s plan for high-capacity transit in Austin. (That means trains, buses, and even autonomous vehicles!)

Right now, Cap Metro is asking for public input on a preliminary vision plan (which mostly just includes a map of potential transit routes, organized by the type of vehicles that could be operated along it). Some routes call for a transit system along dedicated pathways (meaning they operate in their own lane, separate from traffic), while others call for bus routes that run in normal lanes of traffic (but with prioritization at traffic lights).

Project Connect Vision Plan

Want to get more involved? 

Attend one of these upcoming events:

  • City Council District 4 & 7 Community Conversation – Monday, December 3rd from 6pm to 8pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Citywide & District 9 Community Conversation with Mayor Adler – Tuesday, December 4th from 6pm to 8pm at City Hall
  • City Council District 1 Community Conversation – Monday, December 10th from 6pm to 8pm at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex

Can’t make it to one of these meetings? You can still give your input by looking at the Project Connect map and then sending an email with your thoughts to

All of these public comments will be taken into consideration before the Cap Metro Board of Directors approves the vision map later this month.

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