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Transit for Austin holds rally during Austin City Council, Capital Metro Board's joint work session

Several public officials, including State Sen. Kirk West and Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette, will attend the rally.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, Transit for Austin is holding a rally coinciding with the Austin City Council and Capital Metro Board's joint work session at 12 p.m.

The organization said the rally is in response to a projected two million people expected to move to Austin within the next 20 years and to urge the council and board members to work toward a comprehensive regional transportation system capable of handling Austin's growth.

The joint work session will be over Capital Metro's Project Connect, which would feature light rails, a downtown system tunnel, better bus services and adding more Park-and-Ride hubs, among other things.

More details on Project Connect can be found on the project's website.

Several public officials will be attending the rally, including the following:

According to Transit for Austin, supporters will gather at Austin City Hall before marching to the Austin Public Library.

Transit for Austin is a coalition dedicated to improving Austin's transit systems.

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