Austin BRT Revived

Two bus rapid transit projects in Austin that have been delayed for years due to lack of funding have been revived.

The plans include 70 stations throughout the heart of the city, each separated by about a mile. Capital Metro recently brought the plan back to life.

"The agency board on Wednesday approved spending $27.2 million - nearly $22 million of which would come from a federal grant - on 40 new buses for two new routes.

The total project would cost $47.6 million and is contingent on the Federal Transit Administration covering 80 percent , which Todd Hemingson, the agency's vice president of strategic planning and development, called 'highly likely.'"

Full Story: Austin 'rapid bus' program revived


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