Cap Metro Wins FTA Grant to Study Development along Green Line

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Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke spoke today to the Travis County Commissioners Court about an upcoming study of the MetroRail Green Line, a proposed commuter rail service between Austin and Manor. 

The study will be funded by a $600,000 grant provided by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) won by the agency in December 2018. It will examine the potential for transit-oriented development (TOD) along the Green Line, which is one of several corridors identified as potential Project Connect services, the long-term vision for a regional public transportation system.

The Green Line would operate on 15 miles of track owned by Capital Metro. It would travel east from Downtown Station toward Johnny Morris Road and the Colony Park area of eastern Travis County before reaching Manor.


2 thoughts on “Cap Metro Wins FTA Grant to Study Development along Green Line

  1. Capital Metro

    The Green Line is just one of many different potential services that we’re studying through Project Connect. The two that are furthest along in the process are the Orange Line (North Lamar to South Congress) and Blue Line (from Downtown east along Riverside, serving all of that new residential development and the airport).

    I’ll forward this comment along to the planning team, but please keep in touch and do so yourself at

    Thanks for reading and thanks for letting us know your thoughts. That’s how we’re gonna make all this happen.


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