The official comment period for a proposed environmental study on a proposed urban rail system for Austin is closing this Friday. It's the first step toward building the 16.5-mile line, projected to cost around $1.3 billion.
From a city news release:
The 16.5 mile alignment serves Downtown Austin, the State Capitol Complex, and the University of Texas, with extensions to the Mueller redevelopment and to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. It also provides connections to Capital Metro’s current and future rail and bus-rapid-transit services, as well as to the planned LSTAR regional rail service between the Austin metro area and San Antonio.
Five recent community meetings held in Downtown Austin, Mueller redevelopment, the University of Texas campus, Central East Austin, and on the East Riverside corridor drew roughly 400 registered attendees.
You can still comment on the proposed environmental study for the project at AustinUrbanRail.com.