Leaked plan shows Texas city considering new light rail line

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AUSTIN, Texas — A draft plan leaked on social media shows officials in the Austin, Texas-area are considering a 12-mile, $2.1-billion light rail system for the city.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that the plan is to be presented by the city’s Capital Metro transit agency March 7, but someone took photos of the draft map at the agency’s public advisory board meeting on Monday, and they later circulated on Twitter.

The major drawback to the plan, which would build through the center of Austin on Guadalupe Street and North Lamar Boulevard, is that no funding has been identified for the project.

The full Statesman-American report is available here.

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