Project Connect: Blue Line Virtual Open House | CapMetro Engage

Project Connect: Blue Line Virtual Open House

Project Connect

Central Texas is rapidly changing. Our population just hit 2 million and it’s projected to double by 2040. In that same time, road capacity is expected to increase by only 15 percent. We need a change.

Capital Metro is working with the community to develop a new, comprehensive transit vision to improve existing transit services and develop new, high-capacity public transportation projects that provide efficient travel options into, out of, and around Central Texas. We call this vision, Project Connect.

Project Connect is all about developing innovative solutions that move more people; a complete system of reliable and frequent transit with congestion-proof services that operate free from other traffic.

The Blue Line

The Blue Line would offer high-capacity transit that operates along Trinity Street, over Lady Bird Lake, and along East Riverside Drive to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). The population is expected to grow along the proposed Blue Line corridor by 86% between 2010 and 2040 and this faster, congestion-proof service will provide better access to key activity centers and job opportunities.

The Virtual Open House

This is an interactive experience. You will have the opportunity to leave your feedback on the project, so we encourage you to view the background material and to provide your feedback on the topics of importance to you.

Download the Blue Line Fact Sheet

Download the Blue Line Map

Download the Blue Line Open House Packet

Download Key Transit Terms

The project is organized to respond to a set of needs. Click on the needs cards below and let us know what you think.

Comments must be received by June 28, 2019 to be included in the official record of the Project Connect open house.

Capital Metro will continue to analyze alternative transit modes, alignment, and design options for high-capacity transit in the Orange Line Corridor.