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Austin Light Rail Open House

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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February 22
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Who's Hosting This Event?

Austin Transit Partnership
Who We Are:

The Austin Transit Partnership is an independent local government corporation with the authority and resources to design,  construct and implement the Project Connect program. Operating with full transparency for the community and oversight from the Capital Metro board and Austin City Council, the ATP board is appointed by members of the Capital Metro board and city council.

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Austin Transit Partnership
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Transportation, Policy/Government
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Austin Light Rail is Moving Forward: Austin is growing, and so is the need for more transit options. Implementation of Austin Light Rail has begun, including the effort to secure federal funds. ATP is advancing required studies to support the federal process. Please join us to provide input on station location and other design options.

If you can’t attend this event, look for our in-person events on Feb. 1, Feb. 10Feb. 12Feb. 27, or Feb. 29. All events will be on our website calendar: www.atptx.org/events.


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On Friday January 19, 2024, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Notice of Intent to work with Austin Transit Partnership on advancing Austin Light Rail.   The Austin Light Rail Implementation Plan was adopted in June 2023.  ATP is proceeding with required studies to support the federal process and secure federal funds. The Notice of Intent filed by the FTA on January 19, 2024 kicks off the formal 45-day public scoping process that will examine the proposed project’s station locations and design options.

“This next phase is critical in implementing this transformational project for Austin,” Jennifer Pyne, executive vice president of planning, community and federal programs with the Austin Transit Partnership, said. “Since its inception, Austin Light Rail has been informed by community input and now, Austinites will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts and insights into the design topics that they feel are most important.”

Information to be shared with the public during this period includes:

  • A description of the purpose and need for Austin Light Rail

  • Education on the environmental analysis process

  • Maps and diagrams describing the proposed project (and design options within) that are being evaluated in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

“Input from the community is crucial to the success of the light rail implementation process,” Courtney Chavez, senior vice president of equity and community partnerships for ATP, said. “The feedback we gather from our open house events ensures that community values are reflected in Austin Light Rail.”

ATP will host in-person and virtual open house events to further inform the analysis that will be used to prepare the draft Environmental Impact Statement that will be released in the fall 2024.