Austin Transit Partnership
In November 2020, the Austin voters approved Proposition A to dedicate new revenue to implementation of Project Connect, and to create an independent entity to implement and oversee the program designed to provide transportation alternatives for our community.
The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was officially created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020), as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect.
ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values.
Project Connect is a transformative, voter-approved investment in new transit services
that includes Light Rail, MetroRapid Bus Lines, Commuter Rail (improvements to existing line and a new line), and Park and Ride facilities. Project Connect also commits $300 million to mitigate the displacement of vulnerable populations impacted by
transit development and construction. The effort represents a collaboration between the City of Austin, Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro), and the Austin Transit Partnership. Project Connect is locally funded through the November 2020
voter-approved increase in the City’s property tax rate, certain dedicated funding from CapMetro, as well as anticipated federal funding. The Austin Transit Partnership, which is charged with implementing Project Connect, is committed to transparently
delivering on the vision and goals that voters set out in the 2020 election.
Project Connect is a comprehensive transit plan that will transform Central Texas and support our community’s continued growth.
Project Connect Community Advisory Committee was created to advise on anti-displacement strategies and equity during the implementation of Project Connect.
The Austin Transit Partnership board members meet regularly with technical advisory committees (TAC), whose members provide valuable expertise and guidance to board members.
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We are seeking qualified individuals to fill roles throughout the Austin Transit Partnership team. Click here to review our current job openings.
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If you have a concern about misconduct, suspected fraud, waste, abuse, or a violation of ATP policies, or if you fear retaliation relating to an ethical matter, ATP provides simple
and anonymous ways to voice your concerns. Simply visit our online ethics portal or call 888-57-2ATPTX for assistance.