Capital Metro voted Monday to move forward with recommendations from Project Connect. The next steps are deciding who will govern its potential urban rail operations and where some of the funding will come from. The City of Austin and Capital Metro are both major players.
But while Project Connect moved a step forward, there was a push from the Cap Metro board to take a step back.
After dozens of public meetings and no shortage of criticism, Project Connect arrived at a proposed route for its urban rail that would go from Riverside to Highland Mall. On Monday, Capital Metro Board Chair Mike Martinez asked for analysis on a whole new route, from Austin-Bergstrom International to UT.