Austin Urban Rail Poll

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.

The HNA would like to poll our neighbors’ opinions on which line they would prefer, and have created a quick rail poll, see below.

Other websites that are informative on Austin Urban Rail are:

projectconnect.com

There is a vision map for long-term high-capacity transit for the region. Click on “expand the map” at:http://www.connectcentraltexas.com/vision.php

These sites include articles on why the route up Lamar-Guadalupe is preferable:

http://austinrailnow.wordpress.com/2013/03/

http://austinrailnow.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/if-you-support-urban-rail-for-guadalupe-lamar-attend-these-community-meetings/

 

 

*POLL REMOVED* 11/25/2013

 

Schedule of upcoming meetings:

September 25
5 – 8 PM
Austin Community College – South Austin Campus
1820 W Stassney Lane
Austin
September 26
11:30 AM – 1 PM
St. David’s Episcopal Church
301 E. 8th St.
September 26
5 – 8 PM
Givens Recreation Center
3811 E. 12th St.
September 27
12 PM – 1 PM
October 2
5 – 8 PM
Red Oak Ballroom
Norris Conference Center
2525 W Anderson Lane
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