Updated November 5, 2020 - AustinMonitor.com -

With the passage of Proposition A, voters have given the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority the green light to build out the core elements of the city’s first mass transit system over the coming decade as part of a $7.1 billion initial investment in the $10 billion Project Connect system.

Capital Metro Board Chair Wade Cooper declared victory for Prop A in a press conference Tuesday night, with the plan receiving nearly 59 percent of counted votes. While Austinites have previously rejected efforts toward mass public transit, Cooper said Project Connect represents a collaborative effort that has been carried to victory by “young voters” who “showed up in droves and took ownership in changing the future for our city.”

Read more: https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2020/11/voters-pass-project-connect-transit-plan/

From TRA Newswire -

In San Antonio, voters approved a fraction of a cent in the city sales tax to fund a bus transit package that will allow improvements to the city’s VIA bus network. 

San Antonio continues to remain the only Top 10 population city in the nation with no local or regional rail transportation network.