The City of Austin’s Project Connect Office works collaboratively with other City departments and our Project Connect partners, Austin Transit Partnership and Capital Metro to implement the Project Connect components. Project Connect is the City’s high-capacity transit system expansion, which includes light rail lines, a downtown subway, an expanded bus system, park and rides, and an all-electric fleet. It is a component of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. In November of 2020, voters approved a property tax rate dedicating 8.75 cents of the operations and maintenance portion of the tax rate for Project Connect, and the City’s Project Connect Office is funded through these tax dollars.

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To learn more about the proposition and what was voted on, visit the 2020 Mobility Elections Proposition A webpage.

This dedicated tax revenue is transferred to the Austin Transit Partnership, a local government corporation that was created by the City and Capital Metro specifically to design and construct Project Connect. 

What We Do

The City’s Project Connect Office provides the Austin Transit Partnership with technical support and other services needed to support the design and construction of Project Connect infrastructure projects. Staff in the City of Austin's Project Connect Office coordinate the City’s participation in design reviews, utility coordination, permitting, and environmental processes. The City’s Housing and Planning Department is leading the management and investments of the $300M funds for anti-displacement programming

Project Connect iconGet Involved with Project Connect

— Project Connect is a community effort. Get Involved! There are a variety of opportunities for you to share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on the implementation of Project Connect. Visit the Project Connect Get Involved page to learn about upcoming workshops, meetings, and events

— Want to know more? Project Connect is a comprehensive transit system expansion. Learn more at the Project Connect website.

Project Connect icon 2 More About the Austin Transit Partnership

— Learn more about the Austin Transit Partnership, and find opportunities to view and participate in ATP Board Meetings and community engagement events, from the Austin Transit Partnership website

— Get to know the Austin Transit Partnership leadership here

Meet the Austin Transit Partnership Board of Directors and learn what they do.