Waller Tunnel Has Some Thinking Subway
By Lindsay Patterson
Austin is always changing and one of the latest big changes is happening underground.
A huge tunnel is under construction to divert Waller Creek and prevent flooding. That will allow new development to take place along Red River Street. But as the tunnel gets closer to completion, some Austinites are wondering: What if we could do more below Austin’s surface? For StateImpact Texas, Lindsay Patterson went looking for answers.
During the tour, I overheard discussions of people saying, why don’t we have subways in Austin? For a lot of us who have been following transportation, that’s a decade- or two-decade-old discussion of why don’t we. Well, we don’t because everybody believes it’s prohibitively expensive.