KFA continues preliminary engineering for the Capital Metro Blue Line, part of the voter-approved Project Connect transit initiative

KFA continues preliminary engineering for the Capital Metro Blue Line, part of the voter-approved Project Connect transit initiative

In November 2020, Austin area voters approved Proposition A, which authorized an initial investment in Project Connect, a comprehensive transit plan for the region developed by Capital Metro. The Project Connect system plan includes four main components to increase mobility options in Austin: a new rail system, a downtown tunnel, expanded bus service, and park & rides. The rail system consists of three new light rail lines: Orange, Blue, and Gold. KFA is part of the preliminary engineering team for the Blue Line, which will connect downtown Austin to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), serving locations including the UT campus, the Austin Convention Center, and the Dell Seton Medical district.

The Blue Line project is currently in the preliminary engineering phase, progressing in coordination with the City of Austin and in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines.

KFA’s role includes drainage analysis for the full Blue Line corridor, and developing the alignment and profile for the segment from 183S to the AUS terminal. Our team is proud to be a part of such a transformational project for the Austin region.

For more information about the Project Connect system plan, visit:
https://www.capmetro.org/project-connect/system-plan/

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