Posted in Driving Progress, planning, transit planning, trip planning, tagged Austin Community College, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hutto, Kyle, Pflugerville, Project Connect, Service expansion on December 16, 2014 |
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With the tremendous growth happening in Central Texas, the demand for an integrated transit system continues to increase. And yet, like most projects of this scale, there are many challenges to creating a system that works best for riders across the region. As the largest public transportation provider in the region, Capital Metro is taking the lead to address these challenges, but it will take creativity and strong partnerships to meet the needs of our rapidly growing community.
Understanding Our Service Area
“Essentially the Central Texas area we’d like to serve is 4,000 square miles, but the area we can officially serve is just 520 square miles,” says Todd Hemingson, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for Capital Metro. “And it’s not necessarily the 520 square miles Central Texas needs it to be.” It’s important to understand that Capital Metro operates within a limited service area including Austin, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Leander, Manor, Point Venture, San Leanna, Volente, and portions of Travis County and Williamson County, including the Anderson Mill area. These member jurisdictions voted to join Capital Metro and to support it with a portion of the sales tax collected in those areas. (more…)
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Earlier this year, Capital Metro held community open houses to introduce Project Connect: North Corridor, a transportation study to address long-term mobility and access issues in the corridor that includes the communities of Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville and central Austin.
Public open houses were held in two locations, including the Municipal JusticeCenter in Pflugerville on June 19th and Austin Energy’s Assembly Room in Austin on June 21st.
We want to hear from you!
While the community open houses were well attended, Capital Metro would like to expand opportunities for the public to provide input on the project through an online open house. In as little as ten minutes, you will learn more about the 18-24 month study and be able to provide feedback about the mobility challenges you experience in the North Corridor.
The online open house is accessible via the project website at www.connectcentraltexas.com and can be accessed now through Nov. 07. Participants can view examples of high-capacity transit options, review a number of exhibits that explain the project, use an interactive map to draw in suggested transportation alternatives and complete an online questionnaire.
We encourage you to get involved and send us your thoughts on improving mobility and access issues in the North Corridor!
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