Austin BRT Revived

Two bus rapid transit projects in Austin that have been delayed for years due to lack of funding have been revived.
November 12, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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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.'"

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Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in The Austin-American Statesman
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