Project Connect (Web) will expand Austin’s public transit system. More rail and bus options in Austin will help people to get to their jobs, schools, and families. However, improvements that come with new transportation infrastructure can also lead to an increase in the cost of living. This can make Austin even more unaffordable to those who live here.
Voters approved $7 billion for Project Connect in November 2020. Proposition A (Web) included $300 million for anti-displacement work. This funding will help affordable areas remain affordable to the people who want to stay. Investments will focus on preventing displacement in vulnerable areas near transit lines.
Anti-Displacement Maps and Dashboard
The dashboard linked below shows areas within one mile of Project Connect stations that are at risk of displacement. It includes characteristics of those areas and other data that will help focus on where to make investments.
Click the image below for fact sheets about each risk category