The Austin Core Transportation (ACT) Plan is a study of transportation and mobility options into, out of, through and within Downtown Austin. The ACT Plan will coordinate with and facilitate several major downtown projects: Project Connect, I-35 Capital Express Central and the Palm District Planning Initiative. We are partnering with the Downtown Austin Alliance to engage downtown stakeholders in the process.

Austin Core Transportation Plan

Boards & Commissions

The ACT Plan team will be presenting at the following Boards & Commissions and City Council Committees (dates will be added when available):

Phase 2

ACT Plan Phase 2 launched on Jan. 23, 2023. The information presented in Phase 2 is reflective of the Phase 1 survey results, and it is focused on Downtown street cross-sections and mobility networks. The team has released a Virtual Open House and Survey (available in multiple languages via Google Translate) to lead this discussion. The Virtual Open House and Survey was open until March 2023.

Phase 2 Feedback Summary

If you have any questions about the ACT Plan or would be interested in the Team providing a presentation for your group or organization, please let us know by emailing

Review the recent presentation the ACT Plan team provided to Boards and Commissions (January 2023)

Phase 1

Phase 1 occurred in the summer and fall of 2022. The Team spent these months working with thousands of Austinites to learn more about how they wanted to move to, from, within, and through Downtown.  Much of the focus was on people’s preferred parts of the street and mode choices for moving around Downtown. Learn more about Phase 1 by checking out our:

"What is the ACT Plan" informational brochure | Folleto informativo "Qué es el Plan ACT"

Phase I Feedback Summary | Resumen de comentarios de la Fase I

Phase I Engagement Report

ACT Basics

Why do we need ACT?

A lot has changed since the last time we set our mobility vision for Downtown Austin. Some of the significant changes since then include:

Downtown is the center of our region, and many people live, work and travel there each day. Given the limited space, Downtown presents unique opportunities and challenges. With improved travel options to, from and within downtown, we can facilitate more people enjoying the possibilities that Downtown offers.

The ACT Plan will work through identified needs in our transportation network, coordinate with other ongoing efforts related to land use and transportation in the area, and present feasible options for improving mobility and access Downtown. It will include a list of projects to help us achieve our vision, and it will include an implementation plan identifying cost estimates and other obstacles to realization.

Where is ACT happening?

The ACT Plan applies to Downtown Austin, which is bound by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the north, Lamar Boulevard to the west, Lady Bird Lake to the south and Interstate 35 to the east.

Map of downtown Austin

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