The Austin Transit Partnership board met on March 22nd to discuss the community engagement process for Project Connect. The public comment period is open through May 2nd and the board is encouraging all community members to take part in the discussion.
Project Connect is an ambitious plan to create a comprehensive transit system for the Austin area, including light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, express bus service, and other services. The plan will also include improvements to existing services and new mobility options.
The board is seeking feedback from the public on the proposed plan and how it will impact the community. This includes input on the proposed routes and services, the impacts on the environment, and the potential economic benefits. The board is also seeking input on how to best engage the community in the process and how to ensure equitable access to the system.
The board is also gathering feedback on the proposed funding sources for the project. This includes local, state, and federal funding, as well as potential public-private partnerships. The board is also seeking input on how to best use the resources available to ensure the project is successful.
Project Connect is an ambitious plan that will have a significant impact on the Austin area. The board is encouraging all community members to take part in the discussion and provide their feedback.