Austin Light Rail is moving forward!

The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP)—the independent entity tasked with implementing Project Connect—appreciates the tremendous amount of input we have received from Austinites as we work to expand and improve our public transportation network. 

Austin Light Rail Implementation Plan

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Thank you for all your great feedback, Austin! 

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What's Happening Next?

May 2nd concluded the current phase of engagement for Austin’s core light rail system. ATP staff has analyzed the comments, check out the report to review the findings.

You may continue to learn about Austin Light Rail from our webpage and through the self-guided Virtual Open House. There will be additional opportunities for Austinites to continue providing comments on light rail options before the joint partnership meeting on June 6.

Read Community Engagement Report

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Learn about Austin Light Rail

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Read Light Rail FAQs

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Latest News

ATP announces its staff recommendation for Austin Light Rail

May. 23, 2023 — Today, Austin Transit Partnership announced the organization’s official Austin Light Rail staff recommendation

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ATP releases community engagement findings on Austin Light Rail

May 17, 2023 — Community feedback will inform ATP recommendation on Austin Light Rail implementation plan.

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ATP Announces May 25 Date for Industry Expo

Apr. 13, 2023 — The Austin Transit Partnership will hold an industry-focused event on May 25: “Transforming Transit Together: Austin Light Rail Industry Expo” and will provide needed information to industry—including local small businesses—firms on the expected project opportunities vital to the construction of this core light rail system. REGISTER HERE

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Upcoming Events

June 6
1-5 p.m.


Project Connect Joint Partner Meeting

Annual meeting of the Project Connect partnership (CapMetro, Austin Transit Partnership, and the City of Austin)

Agenda coming soon--sign up for public comment HERE

June 21
2:00 p.m.

ATP Board of Directors Meeting

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Project Connect

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.

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Project Connect Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was created to advise on anti-displacement strategies and equity during the implementation of Project Connect.

See CAC Details

The Austin Transit Partnership has several Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), whose community members provide valuable expertise and guidance to staff and board members.

See TAC Details

Interested in opportunities to view and participate in ATP Board Meetings and community engagement events? Go to:

ATP Board Meetings  – or –   Schedule of Community Meetings


We are seeking qualified individuals to fill roles throughout the Austin Transit Partnership team. Click here to review our current job openings.

ATP Jobs Board

Upcoming Solicitations

Registered suppliers can use the ATP Vendor Portal to view solicitations, submit bids, and receive announcements from ATP.

ATP Vendor Portal

Legal Inquiries

The Texas Public Information Act allows you to access government records and information. Submit a Public Information Request through the GovQA web portal below.

Public Information Act Requests


Get in touch via email or phone and follow along via social media for Austin Transit Partnership news.

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Ethics Hotline

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. 

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