Project Connect: North Corridor
The next phase of Project Connect!
Project Connect: North Corridor is of the next step of Project Connect, a collaborative effort of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Austin, Capital Metro and the Lone Star Rail District to advance regional high‐capacity transit for central Texas. The study is expected to last 18-24 months and will result in the identification of public transportation projects and services to improve mobility and access in the corridor.
Of the 100 most congested roads in Texas, six are located in the North Corridor that connects the communities of Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville and central Austin. Traffic congestion in this corridor costs—its people, businesses and environment—time and money, and threatens our quality of life.
Of the nine corridors identified by Project Connect with public participation, the North Corridor ranked the highest based on Congestion, Core (trips to downtown Austin), Centers (number of higher density areas for employment, shopping and residential), Constraints (space to build), and Growth criteria.