AUSTIN - The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority broke ground on the $47.6 million MetroRapid project at the Chinatown Station in North Austin. Chinatown is one of 76 planned stations along two planned MetroRapid routes that will parallel I-35.
Over the next 15 months, Capital Metro will build 40 MetroRapid stations along the North Lamar Blvd.-South Congress Ave. line, in addition to four stops within Tech Ridge Park & Ride and the South Congress Transit Center.
The combined 37.5-mile corridors will serve the highest ridership transit markets in the Austin region. When fully opened, ridership on both lines is expected to reach up to 20,000 boardings per weekday within two years of service.
Eighty percent of funding for the $47.6 million MetroRapid project comes from the Federal Transit Administration's Very Small Starts program.
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