May 3, 2023 - - 

A bill recently passed in the Texas House could impact plans for Austin’s Project Connect. Austin Mayor Kirk Watson alluded to a possible re-vote on the project due to the proposed legislation.

“The legislation aimed at killing Austin Light Rail is moving forward in the Texas House. And, oddly enough, that’s our best way to ensure that Austin Light Rail can move forward, too. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a bad bill. And it’s a terrible precedent for the Legislature to muck with a voter-approved infrastructure investment that is allowed under state law almost three years after an election that also fully complied with state law,” Watson wrote in his latest e-newsletter."

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