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Project Connect: What to know about the $7.1B public transit plan

Project Connect is a mass transit plan for Austin funded in part by Proposition A. This is an in-depth look at the plan.

Bryce Newberry (KVUE)

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Published: 7:52 AM CDT October 12, 2020
Updated: 5:48 AM CDT July 14, 2021

Editor's note: Prop A, a $7.1 billion Project Connect plan, passed in the November election. To read more on what that means for Austinites, click here.

This story originally stated the proposed underground tunnel would span about six city blocks. It has been updated to reflect the correct estimated amount, more than 20 city blocks. Additionally, the route of the Gold Line has also been updated.

This November, Austin voters will have the option to approve or reject Proposition A, a ballot measure that would increase property taxes and fund a multi-billion-dollar mass transit system called "Project Connect."

To help voters make an informed decision at the polls, KVUE is taking an in-depth look at the proposal, breaking down what it would pay for, how much it would cost and what supporters and detractors have to say about what Project Connect means for Austin's future.

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