The City has been going through a process via Project Connect (http://connectcentraltexas.com/) to determine which corridor should be the first in Austin to get light rail. Mueller has been identified as a priority alignment. Many long time local rail advocates have been working to support an alternate route down Guadalupe-Lamar, and believe that the public should have a part in the discussion. As a result, Project Connect is holding public input meetings this week and next. If you would like to help determine the transit future for Austin and Highland, we encourage you to attend. The schedule of upcoming meetings is at the bottom of the page. This KUT article contains a fairly balanced overview of the two lines with maps of both.
The Austin Community Development Corporation (CACDC) is lobbying for the Guadalupe-Lamar line through our neighborhood, and are asking for Highland’s support. Their website gives a detailed list of the benefits of a Guadalupe-Lamar line, along with a list of proposed stops. It also provides easy to read comparative data between the two lines.
Other websites that are informative on Austin Urban Rail are:
These sites include articles on why the route up Lamar-Guadalupe is preferable:
*POLL REMOVED* 11/25/2013
Schedule of upcoming meetings: