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 PlanDownload a digital PDF version of this report here.
Thank you for all your great feedback, Austin!
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
Learn about Austin Light Rail
Read Light Rail FAQs
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
ATP Board of Directors Meeting
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 (CAC) was created to advise on anti-displacement strategies and equity during the implementation of Project Connect.
The Austin Transit Partnership has several Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), whose community members provide valuable expertise and guidance to staff and board members.
Interested in opportunities to view and participate in ATP Board Meetings and community engagement events? Go to:
We are seeking qualified individuals to fill roles throughout the Austin Transit Partnership team. Click here to review our current job openings.
Registered suppliers can use the ATP Vendor Portal to view solicitations, submit bids, and receive announcements from ATP.
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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.