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Austin transportation company rolls out plan for underground subway through downtown

Austin transportation company rolls out plan for downtown subway

Project connect light rail rendering
The plan heads to Austin City Council on Monday.  Rendering courtesy of CapMetro/Project Connect

KVUE — Austin drivers deal with traffic on a daily basis, but a new Capital Metro plan is aimed to help mend some of those issues, and we now have a look at what the future CapMetro could look like.

CapMetro on Friday unveiled its plan for a new transit system that includes a light rail and an underground transit tunnel. This comes after the public transportation provider announced in January the Project Connect transit system.

CapMetro will share the plan with the Austin City Council on Monday, March 9.

The underground transit tunnels would be under Guadalupe Street from Cesar Chavez Street to 14th Street; under Fourth Street to Trinity Street and under Trinity Street from Fourth Street to Lady Bird Lake.

The project will also include new and expanded MetroExpress routes, seven new MetroRapid routes, the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit route and 14 Park and Rides.

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