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Due to Winter Storm Uri the public scoping period has been extended a week. The public scoping period will now run from Jan. 25 to March 12, 2021.

Orange Line Project Goals and Objectives

Customer Experience

Increase efficiency, attractiveness, and utilization of high-capacity transit (HCT) service within the Orange Line corridor.

Reliability

Provide frequent reliable HCT service along transitways within the Orange Line corridor.

Sustainability

Contribute to a socially and environmentally sustainable transit network.

Land Use and Policy

Support “compact and connected” land use and development patterns.

Implementation and Operations

Develop and select a community-supported Orange Line HCT investment for implementation.

Equity

Commit to an inclusive transit investment that benefits disadvantaged communities and identifies strategies to mitigate displacement.

Build Alternative Details

The ground plane line follows the street-level and shows the project from Tech Ridge to Slaughter. An elevated station is shown over Rundberg Lane and crossing over I-35 between the Tech Ridge Park & Ride and Parmer Station. The Orange Line is at street level between these two areas. The Orange Line is also at street level around the North Lamar Transit Center.  Between MLK Dr. and the Crestview Station, Orange Line segment and station profiles are still under deliberation. A street-level transitway is proposed around the Capitol West station to comply with Capitol View Corridor restrictions. An underground transitway is proposed through downtown from Wooldridge Square to Lady Bird Lake. In the vicinity of Auditorium Shores and the Lady Bird Lake crossing, various segment and station profiles are under deliberation. From SoCo to Slaughter, the Orange Line is proposed to follow street-level, with an elevated transitway to cross US 290/SH 71 at the South Congress Transit Center.  The North Austin segment is from Tech Ridge through the Rundberg area. The Hyde Park segment is from the North Lamar Transit center to 38th Street. The Campus segment is from 29th Street to the Capitol West area. The Downtown segment is in the vicinity of Wooldridge Square and Republic Square and includes the Lady Bird Lake crossing. The South Congress segment starts in the area of Auditorium Shores and ends at Stassney. The South Austin segment extends from north of William Cannon to Slaughter.

Environmental Resources

Physical and Natural Environment - Air Quality, Soils and Geology, Water Quality, Threatened and Endangered Species, Energy, Hazardous Materials, Noise and Vibration, and Temporary Construction Impacts.  Human Environment - Environmental Justice (EJ), Safety and Security, Land Use and Zoning, Socioeconomics and Economic Development,Transportation, Utilities, Land Acquisitions and Displacements . Cultural Environment - Cultural, Historic, and Archeological, Parks and Recreational, Section 4(f) Evaluation, Visual and Aesthetic, Neighborhood and Community Resources.