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Blue Line & Gold Line

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Preliminary Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)

Information sheets providing key facts related to the Blue Line and the Gold Line.

Blue Line Fact Sheet (English) (Español)

Gold Line Fact Sheet (English) (Español)

Blue Line and Gold Line LPA Summary (English) (Español)

Mode Light Rail​

Blue Line graphic showing light rail transitway that is 8.2 miles with 11 stations, 42 connections to MetroBus routes, 3 connections to light rail transit routes, 2 connections to MetroRail routes, and 3 connections to MetroRapid routes. Blue Line at a glance graphic showing travel time examples and comparing the Blue Line travel times to a car in rush hour. Austin airport to Republic Square Blue Line 21 minutes and a car in rush hour 45 minutes. Riverside to Downtown Blue Line 8 minutes and a car in rush hour 24 minutes. MACC/Rainey to Metro Center Blue Line 12 minutes and a car in rush hour 26 minutes. Blue Line graphic indicating Cost. Capital cost $1.5 to $1.8 billion. Operations and maintenance $14.2 to $17.5 million annually.Blue Line graphic indicating ridership. Weekday ridership in 2040 16,000 to 19,000.Blue Line graphic indicating environmental. Vehicle miles traveled reduction 16.7 million fewer miles annually. Greenhouse gas reduction 6,600 tons fewer annually.Blue Line graphic indicating demographics. Zero car households in station areas 3,000, 10%. Individuals in poverty in station areas 17,900, 26%. Minorities in station areas 41,100, 59%.

Mode Light Rail​

Gold Line graphic showing light rail transitway that is 6.4 miles with 10 stations, 43 connections to MetroBus routes, 3 connections to light rail transit routes, 3 connections to MetroRail routes, and 6 connections to MetroRapid routes.Gold Line at a glance graphic showing travel time examples and comparing the Gold Line travel times to a car in rush hour. ACC Highland to Republic Square Gold Line 20 minutes and a car in rush hour 45 minutes. St. David's to Downtown Gold Line 9 minutes and a car in rush hour 35 minutes. UT East to ACC Highland Gold Line 10 minutes and a car in rush hour 40 minutes.Gold Line graphic indicating Cost. Capital cost: $1.0 to $1.2 billion. Operations and maintenance: $12.3 to $15.5 million annually.Gold Line graphic indicating ridership. Weekday ridership in 2040 18,000 to 20,000.Gold Line graphic indicating environmental data points. Vehicle miles traveled reduction: 17.4 million fewer miles annually. Greenhouse gas reduction: 7,000 tons fewer annually.Gold Line graphic indicating demographics. Zero car households in station areas: 3,000, 11%. Individuals in poverty in station areas: 11,400, 20%. Minorities in station areas: 25,200, 37%.