Project Connect is the vision for Central Texas’ high-capacity transit system. The Central Corridor Advisory (CCAG) group will provide guidance to the Project Connect: Central Corridor project team as they work to develop the next high-capacity transit investment that will serve the Central Corridor. The Central Corridor is one of the two highest priority corridors as defined by the regional Project Connect System Plan and already has high-capacity investments serving it (MetroRail Red Line from Downtown to Leander) and under construction (MetroRapid #801 on North Lamar/South Congress, MetroRapid #803 on Burnet/South Lamar, and express lanes on MoPac). The CCAG efforts will continue through 2014.

Learn more about Project Connect here.

The Central Corridor Advisory Group will:

  • Ensure an open and transparent public process
  • Advise the Mayor and project team in prioritizing and defining a preferred alignment for the next high-capacity transit investment to serve the Central Corridor
  • Assist the project team in conducting a meaningful dialogue with the community

2014 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 17, 2014
  • February 21, 2014
  • March 21, 2014
  • April 11, 2014
  • May 2, 2014
  • May 16, 2014
  • June 13, 2014

Staff:

  • Robin Field, Public Works Department, 512-974-7140
  • Karla Villalon, Transportation Department, 512-974-7246

Members:

  • Mayor Lee Leffingwell* - Mayor, City of Austin
  • Council Member Bill Spelman*+ – Council Member, City of Austin
  • John Langmore* - Vice Chair, Capital Metro Board of Directors
  • Sid Covington*+ – Chair, Lone Star Rail Board of Directors
  • Pat Clubb - University of Texas at Austin
  • Martha Smiley*+ – Austin Area Research Organization , Austin Chamber
  • Tom Stacy* – Downtown Austin Alliance
  • Representative Celia Israel – District 50, Texas House of Representatives
  • Natalie Madeira Cofield – President & CEO, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Greg Hartman – President and CEO Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Aundre Dukes*+ – Portfolio Manager and Public Liaison, Texas Facilities Commission
  • Ali Khataw, P.E. – Immediate Past Chair, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Julia Montgomery – Citizen (Austinites for Urban Rail Action)
  • Dave Sullivan – Citizen (former COA Planning Commission Member)
  • Tim Taylor – Citizen (Partner, Austin Office of Jackson Walker LLP)
  • Boone Blocker – Citizen; Vice Chair, Urban Transportation Commission

*CAMPO Transit Working Group (TWG) Member
+Project Connect: North Corridor (PCNC) Project Advisory Group (PAG) Member