January 20, 2023 - CommunityImpact.com -

Each day, between 100,000 and 150,000 vehicles use the section of I-35 between San Antonio and Austin. 

Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council President Ross Milloy: "I still think that a rail connection between Austin and San Antonio is necessary and inevitable,” 

The Central Texas region from Austin to San Antonio experienced immense growth in the past decade due to economic development along the I-35 corridor.

By 2045, 53% of the population between San Antonio and Austin is expected to live within 5 miles of I-35, according to a 2019 study by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

In this study, the two organizations analyzed growth in the counties between San Antonio and Austin.

By 2060, Bexar County is projected to reach a population of more than 2.6 million, and Travis County is expected to reach more than 1.7 million, according to data from the Texas Demographic Center.

Read more: https://communityimpact.com/austin/san-marcos-buda-kyle/development/2023/01/20/austin-san-antonio-corridors-growth-boosts-developments-inches-closer-to-forming-a-metroplex/

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