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'Project Connect' Bus System Plan Underway in Austin

Austin is the latest city in the United States to undertake a massive overhaul of its bus system, designing for a high frequency grid.
November 18, 2019, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dan Keshet provides an update on Project Connect in Austin—a transit planning effort "to build a high-frequency, high-capacity, fast-running base for Austin’s transit system."

Keshet attended a recent open house for Project Connect, at which several options in routes were presented to the public.

The Orange Line consists of a Northern segment running from Tech Ridge down Lamar and Guadalupe into downtown then down South Congress to Slaughter Lane. The Blue Line starts at ACC Highland, runs through the UT campus to downtown then turns southeast along Riverside to the Airport. However, there are still some choices to make.

Keshet also points out a few key planning questions that still have to be decided by planners and the public. Keshet also offers an opinion for a path forward on each of these big remaining questions.

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Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Austin On Your Feet
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